London Zoo’s loved-up lions treated to Valentine’s Day surprise

Arya and Bhanu, the zoo’s loved up lion pair were treated to a special Valentine’s surprise by the supporters who bought the two of them together.

Love is in the air for two special lions at London Zoo this Valentine’s Day.

Arya and Bhanu, the zoo’s loved up lion pair were treated to a special Valentine’s surprise by the supporters who bought the two of them together.

Arya and Bhanu, the zoo’s loved up lion pair were treated to a special Valentine’s surprise by the supporters who bought the two of them together. Credit: ZSL

Hearts made from recycled fire-hose and scented with the couple’s favourite spices were dotted around their Indian-inspired Land of the Lions home for the big cats to play with.

Arya and Bhanu were matched as part of an international breeding programme for endangered species, with the hopes that the two will breed in future.

Arya and Bhanu, the zoo’s loved up lion pair were treated to a special Valentine’s surprise by the supporters who bought the two of them together. Credit: ZSL

Kathryn Sanders, head big cat keeper at ZSL London Zoo said: “Arya and Bhanu were absolutely thrilled with their Valentine’s treats from Liontrust.

“The fire hose hearts are great enrichment for the big cats, stimulating their natural curiosity and they loved the scented surprise decorating their Indian-inspired home.

“Liontrust helped us to bring these two lions together last year, and following careful introductions, where we’ve been monitoring all of their interactions, we’re delighted that the two have formed a very close bond – so we have our fingers crossed for the future.”