Sacramento Zoo Welcomes New Lion Cubs

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
African Lion parents at the Sacramento Zoo Courtesy: Sacramento Zoo

African Lion parents at the Sacramento Zoo
Courtesy: Sacramento Zoo

SACRAMENTO-

The Sacramento Zoo welcomes three African Lion cubs.

The cubs were born Friday, the zoo says mother and cubs appear to be healthy.

“These are very early days for our first-time mother. So far, we are pleased with the progress of the female and her cubs. Females would naturally take some “maternity leave” from the rest of the pride for the first 4-8 weeks,” Dr. Adrian Fowler, Acting Director of the Sacramento Zoo, said in a prepared statement.

They  will be off-exhibit for a while to allow mother-cub bonding. The zoo hopes the cubs will be able to explore their exhibit closer to Christmas.

A lion’s pregnancy lasts about three and a half months, and a litter ranges from two to four cubs.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.