Thursday, a new video of four baby lion cubs was released from the Seattle Zoo and the news has created an Internet buzz. The four baby lion cubs were born on November 8 and they are already pretty big. The cubs were born to a South African lion mother who is 3-years-old; the father Hubert is 13-years-old. This is the first litter born at the Seattle Zoo since 1991.
The Seattle Zoo’s mammal curator, Martin Ramirez told ABCNews.com:
We’ve been monitoring them the last few weeks by video camera. By using the video, we’ve been able to tell the mother is taking great care of them. There was one cub early on that was making us very nervous, though.
She’s a first-time mom, and a typical litter size for a first-time mom is two. We were all really excited when she had the one, and then she had two, and then three came along, and we were like ‘O.K., wow,’ and then the fourth one came along and we were a little worried because that’s a handful. That’s when we made the decision that we’re just going to watch and if we have to intervene, we will.
The four baby lion cubs (two girls and two boys) are three weeks old and doing well, but have not been viewed by the public at the zoo yet. The zoo is giving the lion family a little more bonding time before opening the exhibit up to the public. The four baby lion cubs have yet to be named.
See the video to the left of the mom with her cubs.
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