Adorable Lion Cubs Make Their Debut at Australian Zoo

Five adorable lion cubs born at a Sydney zoo in August have made their public debut, 12 weeks after their birth marked the first time in 18 years the zoo welcomed lion cubs.

Footage released by Taronga Zoo on November 3 shows the young lions, two males and three females, having fun in their enclosure.

The cubs were all given Swahili names – Khari, Luzuko, Malika, Zuri, and Ayanna.

“It’s been such an honor to watch these five precious lion cubs as they develop their own unique personalities,” said the zoo’s carnivore unit supervisor Louise Ginman. “It has been over 18 years since we’ve heard the pitter-patter of lion cub paws at Taronga Zoo and it’s the first time ever we have had a full pride in the new African Savannah.”

The cubs can be viewed in person for the first time since their birth, at times which may vary due to the cubs needing time for naps and family bonding, the zoo said. Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney via Storyful

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