Akili (born August 25, 2005) is a female African lion residing at the Birmingham Zoo who went on display in August 2007. She joined Kwanzaa, a male who went on display on February 15, 2006. Birmingham's lions are part of a nationally accredited species survival plan.
- Thornton, William. (August 22, 2011). "Birmingham Zoo's royal pride: Feisty young lions to meet Labor Day visitors." The Birmingham News