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First Pictures of Taronga Zoo Lion Cubs Out of the Den

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: September 26, 2021 2:10 pm

Taronga Zoo African Lion Cubs

The six-week old African lion cubs at Taronga Zoo Sydney explore their outdoor enclosure

Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney

Taronga Zoo Sydney have shared the first images of their five African lion cubs as they explored outside of their den.

The cubs are now six weeks old having been born to experienced mother Maya and first time father Ato in August.

Taronga Zoo African Lion Cubs

The six-week old African lion cubs at Taronga Zoo Sydney explore their outdoor enclosure

Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney

The pride includes five cubs, three females and two males. They are growing well and at their latest weigh-in came in between 5.5 and 6.5kg.

Keepers at the Sydney attraction are looking for the publics help to name one of the cubs. You can submit your name here – African Lion Cub Naming Taronga – with a chance to win one of 20 family passes.

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If you want to see more of the cubs you can watch them grow up on the Cub Cam stream. Available 24/7 the stream allows you to see all their activities. Access to the Cub Cam is through a $7 tax deductible donation to Taronga's conservation work.

African lions are now listed as extinct in 26 African countries and are on the brink of extinction if conservation actions are not increased.

Taronga Zoo African Lion Cubs

The six-week old African lion cubs at Taronga Zoo Sydney explore their outdoor enclosure

Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney

Learn more about African Lions here – African Lion Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about Taronga Zoo Sydney on their website – Taronga Zoo Sydney

Taronga Zoo African Lion Cubs

The six-week old African lion cubs at Taronga Zoo Sydney explore their outdoor enclosure

Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney

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