Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Jahari! - African Lion Birthday

Jahari turned 10 on February 7th!


Happy Birthday Jahari!

With all that's going on,
I'm sorry I missed posting this sooner!

Jahari was born at the San Francisco Zoo along with his sister Kimani who now lives at the Tautphaus Park Zoo.  His parents were Tunya and Kita who came to the Zoo along with Amanzi as yearlings in 1997.

8 comments:

  1. I had my 10th, birthday as a docent at the San Francisco Zoo in February 2003
    I remember the births of Jahari and Kimani as I had just graduated my docent traing class when they were born. It was an exciting time as docents were asked to tell the visitors about why Jahari and Kimini were raised by keepers of the lion house. They both were the cutest cubs and had each other for play and comfort. Lots of love from their keepers. One keeper is still at the zoo. Suzy, who was great with them. lots of love while bottle feeding them. There mother passed away right after they were born due to a breach. Jahari is the most beautiful lion I have ever seen. His mane is beautiful As he was growing in his mane, he looked a bit like a Jane Fonda hair do.

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    1. @Charlene- Thank you for you comment and relaying your memories of Jahari and Kimani as Cubs! Miss Kimani, wish wwe could get decent updates on her. Suzy is awesome and really loves the Animals. She takes great care of her Bears! .. This year will then be your 20th as a Docent?!

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  2. Happy Birthday my very very very precious silly guy Jahari!!!! I just love him!!! He is a silly guy and I just can't believe he is ten yrs old already. My zoo visits arent complete without visiting his silly guy. I use silly a lot because if you know Jahari, it fits. Happy Birthday Jahari and many many many many many more to come... I love you!!!

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    1. @Lee (Andie)- Thank you for your comment. Jahari is silly :) I love this photo of him kneading this colorful Enrichment box you painted.

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  3. Glad to see you keeping track of birthdays! A virtual party is better than none!

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    1. @Anonymous- Thank you for the comment. Gald you enjoy the mentions :) I try! I think its important and try to keep up and celebrate the friends!

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  4. Ten years - wow - hard to believe. Thanks for posting this adorable pic of Jahari and celebrating his birthday - Cheers, Jahari - may you live ten more!

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    1. @hazel- Thank you for your comment. I know you were a regular when he and his sister were born, so I get your wow! This is one of my fav photos I've taken of Jahari. Such a sweet kitten look on his face. I think that little white patch is even a spot of milk :)

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