Four ROARSOME lion cubs and their role for their wild cousins
Four fierce and feisty felines were born between the evening of Sunday, 16 February and early on Monday, 17 February at Monarto Safari Park. The team captured the births of the cubs on camera which was amazing to see, and could also witness the little cubs stumbling over each other to find their Mum’s teets.
The new cubs will remain with mum Husani in an off-limits private den while the family bonds, before making their adorable debut in the near future.
The fab four are an exciting addition to the Monarto family and are the lifeblood of new hope for the species which is currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.
While we are celebrating their safe arrival it is also a time for reflection. It is heartbreaking to know that the population of lions in the wild is in decline. It is therefore imperative that breeding programs like the one at Monarto Safari Park exist – they are pivotal to securing the future of this beautiful species.
New additions to the lion population are very precious, even more so as African lion populations are decreasing, due to trophy hunting, habitat loss, traditional medicine, and disease. There is an estimated 25,000 – 30,000 thought to be remaining in the wild. And with the ongoing support of visitors and members just like you, we are able to make a difference to lions in the world.
To celebrate the arrival of our roarsome foursome, why not adopt our African lion pride today! Your support will help keep our new cubs happy and healthy.
Adopt our Lions
Or make an online donation to support our crucial conservation work, helping our cubs’ wild cousins.