Lion adjusts to NC Zoo

Haji is settling in at the North Carolina Zoo.

Haji, a male lion, came to the zoo in Asheboro in early December. He was designated to be a new companion to a female lion, Mekita. The zoo last week provided information that pointed out that Haji had his first steps in his new habitat.

Haji and Meita are alternating schedules in the habitat as they get to know each other. Haji is almost three years old. He was born at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. Haji means “journey.”

Also, the zoo will be closed Jan. 23-27 for staff training and maintenance.

By Randolph Record