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1961

Chester Zoo's reputation grows worldwide

By Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo's reputation for breeding spread across the world. A zoo in Ghana, West Africa, got in touch specifically about our lions - they asked if we could send lions to them as they didn't have any. In that part of Ghana lions were rare and it was easier to send out two from Chester than to capture them in the wild. Elpha and Jasper, two seven month old cubs went out in October 1961 to start a new population in Ghana.

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