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Christopher the lion turns 20!

July 23, 2013
Zoo New England's favorite lion recently turned 20! To celebrate this milestone, Christopher received a special birthday ice treat made just for him. Guests signed a giant birthday card to wish him a very Happy Birthday and learned more about Christopher and lions during zookeeper encounters at his exhibit. 

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Franklin Park Zoo’s 2012 PreZOOdential candidate

January 2012


Christopher, lion

Platform: Civic pride

Christopher the Lion was surprised when he was asked to run again, as everybody knows he is naturally King. However, buying into the democratic process in his old age, he has agreed to campaign with the rest of the candidates to be Zoo President. Christopher is an elder statesman in cat years, and visitors to Franklin Park Zoo are always awed by his roars. He also has a most impressive mane and certainly looks like a leader!

From the rocky perch inside his exhibit, Christopher can keep an eye on the Zoo. He is especially proud of the Zoo’s continued progress and is looking forward to a great 2012!