Roar! Baby Lion Cubs Make Their Debut in Virginia
Zookeepers report that Zola has bonded well with her cubs, birthing and raising them all on her own. She'll continue to look after them, though eventually the Association of Zoos and Aquariums may choose to move the lions to different zoos to aid in exhibits and breeding programs.
For now, the little guys – and girl! – are taking their newfound fame in stride. Ajani – nicknamed "A-jumbo" due to his plump size – has emerged as the dominant cub, always winning when the babies play games together. Zarina, the lone female, is much quieter, and enjoys sticking her tongue out at the others. All four cubs reportedly love to growl, hiss and swat while tumbling and roughhousing together. Sounds like typical sibling rivalry to us!
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