The National Zoo is preparing to let its newest little lion cubs into the main exhibit area. But before they do, they need to make sure the cubs know how to swim since there is a large water area for the big cats to enjoy. The video below documents the cubs first day at the Zoo YMCA.
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Unlike tigers, which seem to enjoy the occasional dip, lions typically only swim when they have to to cross a small body of water, and don't appear to relish the experience.