MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Two lionesses recently acquired by the Memphis Zoo are getting used to their new digs, although they're not yet on public display.
Lionesses Akeelah and Jamela have been in quarantine for weeks, since arriving from their home in Green Bay, Wis.
On Wednesday, kindergartners from Charjean Elementary School got to see them and responded with cheers and screams.
"I love lions," 5-year-old Avron Stevevson told The Commercial Appeal.
The zoo also recently acquired a young male lion named Thabo from the Tulsa Zoo. He came out of his den a few weeks ago, touched an electrical wire that protects a tree, got shocked and went back inside, where he has remained.
Zoo keeper Louie Bell says Thabo may become known as the cowardly lion.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com