Sunday, March 9, 2008

Lion Cubs

Last week we received some very exciting news here at our local zoo. One of the African lionesses gave birth to two healthy cubs. A lot of the lions and tigers of our zoo had been transferred to other cities' zoos and we were running short of lions here (only seven left!). So it was obviously great news and cause for much celebration. Even better news was that the mother had not killed the babies and was feeding and taking good care of them. The same lioness had three babies an year or so back and had refused to feed them. This time we had copied the lion milk formula from big cat rescue's website and were prepared to try it though fortunately the lioness is acting like a good mother and the babies seem healthy and prosperous.

Here are some pictures of the two lion cubs at three days of age ~ have you ever seen tinier lions :)

Lion Cub


Lioness and Cub


Lion Cub


Lioness and Cub


Lion Cub


Lioness and Cub


Lion Cub

17 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh look at those lovely kits! Thank you for sharing!

Daisy said...

Those little cubs are beautiful. I am glad the mom is taking care of them.

caspersmom said...

So glad to hear that Mom is taking care of her babies this time. They are so little. Maybe because Mom is a little older now she knows more what to do.

Rahel said...

I wish I could pet those sweet cubs and their gorgeous mama, too.

felinesopher said...

so tiny, so defenseless.....hope they'll be doing fine.

cynematic said...

How adorable! Thanks for posting those great pictures.

Happy WW,
Cynematic

sexyoldbroad said...

Babies are just the best. It reminds us all that life goes on getting better and better.

Beetle said...

Soooo beautiful! Sukie says - I want some babies, but mum says I mustn't have any. I am sad about that and I think mum is too.

jalenda2 said...

they are very cute i have one in my house his name is jhon and his lastname is jahon milikem

Anonymous said...

hi'

Anonymous said...

how are you i have one i have a lion cub here at my home its very cute if you want to see it its on google images adorable white tiger and you will see it if it is with two of them thats it that is my sister

Anonymous said...

they r soooooo cute O.M.G i want one

Anonymous said...

cute

Anonymous said...

im a guy hehe i think hehe

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Anonymous said...

Sha , Thats Cute!(:

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