PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Zoo is the new home of an African lion.
Officials at the zoo said in a news release Monday that Boboo, a 3-1/2-year-old male, arrived over the weekend from the Columbus Zoo.
Boboo will for now be in an off-exhibit area for one to two weeks in order to acclimate to the new surroundings.
At some point, he will be introduced to Cookie, a 20-year-old female African lion.
If the two fail to get along, they will have to rotate being on view for zoo visitors.
Boboo is the brother of Kitambi, an 8-year-old lion who died at the Phoenix Zoo in August from a severe systemic infection.