Species: African lion
Born: 13th November 2014
Family: daughter of Bakari and Jessy
Comes from: born at Stichting Leeuw
Living arrangement: with Aslan

Ayla was born at Stichting Leeuw. A welcome ‘accident’. Father Bakari was supposed to be sterilized, but 3 months after Bakari and Jessy’s arrival Ayla was born. After 3 months Jessy had no more milk and abandoned Ayla. Ayla lost a lot of weight in a very short time, which alarmed the keepers. They decided to raise Ayla at home, until at 3 months she was old enough to stay at Stichting Leeuw.
Ayla is a naughty, brave girl. In looks and character she resembles Jessy, and she is, just like Jessy, one of our best hunters in the hunting simulator. On the 11th of May 2016 we matched Ayla with Aslan and they have been best friends ever since. In the future Ayla and Aslan will hopefully travel to warm South Africa!