Taronga Zoo Sydney is delighted to share a very cute cub-date and a first close-up glimpse of the faces of five adorable lion cubs.
The five cubs – three females and two males - were born to experienced mum Maya and first-time dad Ato last month, and are now six weeks of age.
The cubs are continuing to grow and develop and this week took their first steps into their holding yard, with their paws touching grass for the very first time.
The cubs were also given their weekly weigh in and are now between 5.5kg and 6.5kg, which keepers say is testament to mum Maya who is taking expert care of the large litter.
While the cubs are still small, the public are able to catch a keepers-eye glimpse of the growing pride via Taronga TV’s Cub Cam.
For small tax-deductible donation of just $7, the public can access a 24/7 live stream of the five precious cubs – all whilst supporting Taronga’s vital conservation work around the globe! www.taronga.org.au/cubcam
As the cubs approach eight weeks of age, the keepers are also calling on the public to help name one! Head to the website to cast a vote and for a chance to win one of 20 family passes.
Taronga’s lions are important ambassadors for their species, helping to raise vital funds and awareness to help their wild counterparts