Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Australia welcomed a trio of lion cubs on February 28.
“This is the first time we have bred lion cubs here in Dubbo, so you can imagine how excited we are with these three new additions,” said Zoo Keeper Roger Brogan.
The keepers have been monitoring the new mother, Maya, and her babies via a video camera link in their den.
“First time mother Maya is doing a wonderful job with her trio,” Roger said. “She is being
very attentive and nurturing. We’re taking a hands-off approach to allow her to fully utilize her natural mothering instincts.”
The lion cubs will stay behind the scenes for the next 6-8 weeks before going on exhibit for visitors to see.
To learn more about the cubs, visit the Taronga Western Plains Zoo website.
See our lion facts page to learn more about lions.