There’s a new arrival at Chessington World of Adventures Resort’s Zoo. Following the sad news earlier this year that Kalinga had passed away. Chessington has added a new female lioness to the Trail of the Kings.
Rani the Asiatic Lioness has been moved from Rotterdam Zoo to her new home in Surrey Zoo. The two-year-old was chosen to be part of the park’s breeding programme. Replacing Kalinga as Ashok’s new mate. It is hoped that in the coming months and years that the pair may produce cubs.
The lively young lioness was born on November 13th 2011. Rani is now settling into her new home after being introduced to her new companion 17-year-old Ashok.