A few weeks ago, we introduced you to a male Lion cub born December 15 at Zoo Miami. Shortly after the cub was born to first-time mother Asha, keepers observed that he was losing weight. He then faced several bacterial infections. To help the little cub, keepers began offering a supplemental bottle to the cub three times a day.
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Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the zoo staff, the little cub is now thriving and his prognosis for long-term survival is good. The cub was recently separated from Asha for a quick physical exam and received his vaccinations. Asha welcomed her cub back without hesitation after the brief exam.
The cub, who has not yet been named, will remain off-exhibit with Asha for several weeks. Eventually, he will be introduced to the rest of the zoo’s Lion pride.