Zoo officials in one country are looking for a sponsor for their new "mane attraction."
After the government temporarily blocked funding for the wildlife park, in Nicaragua, the embattled Managua Zoo announced a new Lion Sponsorship Program with the hope it will secure funding for the fourteen month old male lion.
Sponsorship will cost at least 35-thousand dollars for a lion pit and another 100 dollars per month for expenses. In return, the benefactor will get to name the feline and receive regular photo updates.
The zoo hopes to use revenue from the sponsorship program to support a mating program between the male lion and the park's existing lioness.