PHOTOS: Zoo Knoxville lion Upepo makes public debut

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Upepo, Zoo Knoxville’s newest addition, made his public debut in the Valley of the Kings habitat Wednesday.

The 5-year-old male African lion joined Zoo Knoxville in July from Wildlife Safari park in Winston, Oregon. His name is Swahili and means “wind.”


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