tunya came to the sfzoo in 1997 with amanzi, an unrelated female. a month later they were joined by kita. the three of them came to the zoo, as sort of a lion pride for the future, as the remaining lions were seniors. while still cubs, the three of them lived in the enclosure that padang is in now. tunya fathered jahari and kimani with kita, but because of a health issue can not breed again. he lives with his daughter kimani, most often in the first big cat grotto.