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Little Lion Cub

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:51pm
lion cub 01.jpg lion cub 02.jpg

The cub is much more mobile now and being seen out of the den most days, which has the other lionesses intrigued. They can’t access it yet but are certainly interested. It has also been seen from a distance by a lucky few visitors, viewing it from the lion exhibit on their bus tour.

It walks around through grass half its height with utmost confidence and independence, playing and learning what being a lion is all about – but mostly playing! Mum, Kiamba is still never far away, and this is a learning curve for her too. She is making sure the cub is never hungry, and always clean. She is the perfect guardian.

All is going exactly to plan and we are all counting down to the cub’s health check as this will also be the day that we can confirm if it is a male or female. And then the fun begins in deciding a name for the little one.

Claire
Carnivore Keeper, Monarto Zoo

Comments

Welcome to the world, little one! Can't wait to see you when you're allowed to come out and play!

Avalon (proud zoo member)!
Posted By: Avalon on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:37pm
OMG he/she is so absolutely adorable. Thanks for the update and can't wait to see more pics. Congrats to all of you at Monarto for your hard work and dedication! xx
Posted By: JMadigan on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:51pm
This cub is soo cute, hard to believe how big it will grow. The staff should be really proud of their efforts, well done.
Posted By: Theresa on Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:12pm
I don't think you have a name for the lion just yet but if not I have 2 names you could call her/him.

1. Areli (meanig lion of god)
2. Ari (meaning brave)
Posted By: 2 names on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 9:08pm
The cub is so beautiful. Can't want to come and visit. xxx
Posted By: Tyson (zoo life member) on Friday, July 15, 2011 12:03am
So beautiful! Who is the dad? We hope she & Mum are cosy & well! : )
Posted By: Ag on Thursday, August 04, 2011 1:18am

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