Filled with pride: Zoo Knoxville welcomes new regal African lion “Upepo”

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Zoo Knoxville wasn’t “lion” when it said it had big news! The zoo received a special delivery by air mail Thursday: A 5-year-old African lion named Upepo!

Upepo, whose name means “wind” in Swahili, traveled to Knoxville from Winston, Oregon’s Wildlife Safari park.

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