Wildlife World Zoo welcomes baby animals

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. -- It's springtime and that means baby animals have arrived at the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium.

The new residents include a zebra, patas monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs, scimitar horned oryx and warthogs.

Visitors will see new arrivals at almost every turn throughout the 66-acre zoo and aquarium grounds as well as inside the baby Animal Nursery building.
 
An 8-week-old male lion on display in the nursery seems to have settled into his temporary home, according to the zoo staff. In the coming months, Sampson will be moved to a large outdoor display and eventually zoo managers hope to introduce him to Wildlife World's year-old lioness, Delilah.

Time grows short to see the pair of mountain lion cubs on temporary display at the nursery. In just a few weeks, they will be traveling to their permanent home at a zoo in the Midwest.

Wildlife World's specially trained keepers have helped raise dozens of different species of wild and endangered animals over the past quarter century.

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park. For more information, call 623-935-WILD or visit www.Wildlifeworld.com