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Baby Lions at Woodland Park Zoo

By November 11, 2012

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Lion Cubs at Woodland Park ZooFor the first time in 20 years, there are baby lions at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle! On the night of November 8, lioness Adia and father Hubert gave birth to four cubs. Aww!

For now, visitors to the zoo can't view the cubs. Instead, they and their mother are enjoying quiet bonding time in a maternity den. Even zoo staff are only observing the cubs via web cam.

The lions at Woodland Park Zoo are of a South African subspecies of lion called Panthera leo krugeri, also called Transvaal lions. As adults, these lions reach 260 to 400 pounds, but cubs are born at just about 3 pounds each. Double aww!

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