Addis Ababa Zoo
Gate of Addis Abeba Lion Zoo
|Location||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
Several lions kept in the zoo were found to be genetically similar to wild Central African lions from Cameroon and Chad, but different to captive lions are Sana'a Zoo in Yemen, which were thought to be of Ethiopian origin, and wild lion samples from Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks in East Africa, and those of southwestern Africa and India. Their extensive dark manes are similar to those of the Barbary and Cape lions.
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