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
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- Kumbali and Kago are on exhibit everyday
- During the Cheetah Keeper Talk
- educational presentation given by one of our zoo keepers at Kumbali and Kago’s exhibit
- everyday at 11:30 a.m.
Learn more about cheetahs and the MRZ’s cheetah conservation efforts.