Waco, Texas – Cameron Park Zoo’s new male lion, Kai, will make his official debut this Saturday April 5 during Wild Cat Conservation Day. Kai’s full name is Kaikane and is pronounced Kai (sounds like Sky with a K) Ka (like kaw) ne (like nay) = Kaikane
Kai is Hawaiian for sea and Kane is masculine and used for man but also strong or powerful so Kaikane means powerful or strong sea.
Born in December of 2012, Kai comes to Cameron Park Zoo from the Honolulu Zoo. He arrived in Waco last month and recently finished his 30 day quarantine and he is ready to meet his new friends.
Wear your Hawaiian shirt and come say “Aloha” to Kai this Saturday and register between 10 and 2 to win a chance for a behind the scenes tour of the lion exhibit. The first 100 people will receive a lei to help welcome Kai to his new home.
There will be keeper talks and training sessions with some of the other large cats that make Cameron Park Zoo their home in celebration of Wild Cat Conservation Day.