The first imported African lions arrived at Zhuhai Chimelong's quarantine station for imported animals on August 5, 2016 to prepare for the Third China International Circus Festival to be held this October. They will remain at the station for a 30day quarantine.
It is understood that the 13 young male African lions come from Russia. They will be introduced to Hengqin by the Zhuhai Chimelong Investment Development Co., Ltd. for viewing and performances.
"We have developed a specialized quarantine program for these lions, including on-the-spot checks, performances after checking, full supervision and rapid clearance," stressed an official from the Zhuhai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.
In addition, the specified quarantine facilities for the lions have also been set up by the Zhuhai Chimelong Investment Development Co., Ltd.