like her cub playmate tunya, amanzi and kita came to the sfzoo from a south africa breeding center (i believe). i have read that up until the trio came here as part of a new breeding program for pure african lions, that most of the captive lions were an african/asian mix. before kita gave birth to jahari and kimani fathered by tunya, amanzi gave birth to a litter fathered by tunya. sadly they didn't make it. i hope jahari gets the go ahead and gets to breed with her, it would be nice for her to get the chance to be a mama and for jahari to carry on tunya and kita's genes.