Four Lion cubs born on March 6 at Zoo Miami were viewed in person for the first time last week after spending more than a month in the den with their mother.
Until now, zoo keepers have viewed the new family only by closed circuit camera. Last week, they were able to temporarily separate the mother, four-year-old Kashifa, to get a closer look at the cubs.
In the wild, Lion cubs remain in the den or hidden in brush for about six weeks, when they are old enough to join the pride. Zoo Miami’s four cubs are not yet on public display, and are expected to remain behind the scenes with Kashifa for a few more weeks.
See more cub photos below!