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Henry Vilas Zoo reveals new male lion

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Henry Vilas Zoo has a new lion, named Pelo, who was introduced to members of the press Thursday morning.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo and other zoo supporters came for the announcement.

Pelo comes to Madison from Seattle and will join the Henry Vilas Zoo’s lioness, Shakura.

The facility's previous lions, Henry and Vilas, produced eight cubs currently living in zoos across Wisconsin and the United States.

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