Born: Metro Richmond Zoo
Date of Birth: May 12, 2015
Parents: Hatari and Khari
History: Kumbali was the runt of his litter and while his siblings continued to gain weight, he started losing weight. Concerned staff quickly discovered that his mother only had 2 of her 8 nipples functioning for 3 cubs. To ensure all of the cubs’ survival we pulled Kumbali to hand raise him. We instantly fell in love with him, but Kumbali was in need of a companion.
Species: Yellow Lab Mix
Date of Birth: May 2015
History: Human care takers abandoned Kago. The Art of Paws rescued him from a high kill shelter in Alabama. He was brought to Virginia, where we ultimately found him through a cooperating rescue organization, AWOL MUTTS
Adopted by Zoo: Saturday, July 16th, 2015
Meet at Kumbali and Kago’s exhibit at 11:30 a.m. for an educational presentation given by one of our zoo keepers.
Learn more about cheetahs and the MRZ’s cheetah conservation efforts.