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Two Asiatic Lion Cubs were born on September 21, 2021 at ZOO Planckendael in Belgium.

The cubs, like all animals born in 2021 at ZOO Planckendael, will receive names beginning with the letter “W”.

People can vote on the zoo’s social media in a few weeks when they determine the cubs’ sexes.

The cubs were born to second-time mom Lorena and father Jari.

Lioness Kolya is the pair’s grandmother.

Both cubs are very well and are enjoying nursing from their mom and both are very active!

The Asiatic lion is an endangered lion population surviving today only in India. Since the turn of the 20th century, its range is restricted to Gir National Park and the surrounding areas in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Historically, it inhabited much of the Middle East to northern India.