Knowing there are African Lion cubs you *could* see during a trip to the zoo and actually seeing them, are two entirely different things. At least, so experience has taught us.
This time was different though.
When we got to their enclosure, we saw others with big camera lenses already clicking away. Of course, we went right up there to see for ourselves. And what do you know, within no time we spotted all 4 snoozing cubbies They were all sleeping, some in the sun and others in the shadow, some closer to each other and another one more set apart. But as we stood and watched (and snapped away with our cameras) they crawled over to each other.
It's one of our most memorable zoo trips this year, because we had many opportunities to be with these cubs, see them in different times of the day, active and sleeping and playing and eating. We don't see Lion cubs all that often, so we really took advantage of this chance - even though it was a hot day, with a fierce sun, so not all photos are tip-top perfect, but we do hope you'll enjoy them nonetheless
Species: African Lion (Afrikaanse leeuw)
Latin name: Panthera Leo
Originates from Africa and West Asia.
Current status: Vulnerable
Did you know:
…It is the second-largest living Cat, after the Tiger, but the tallest – at the shoulder – of all living cats.
…Lions are the only members of the Cat family to display obvious sexual dimorphism, meaning that males and females look distinctly different.
…Lions in captivity tend to be larger than Lions in the wild.
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