Baby New Year: Lion Cub Born at the Fort Worth Zoo

The first lion cub born at the Fort Worth Zoo since 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male lion cub; the first since 2015. The cub was born on Oct. 20, 2023 at 5:37 p.m. to mother Saba and father Jabulani. This is Saba’s first cub, so the name Moja (mow-jah), Swahili for the number “one,” seemed fitting. For the last few months, Moja has been behind the scenes growing and bonding with Mom, while keepers have kept a close eye on his development and wellbeing.


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Taronga Western Plains Zoo Lion Cubs Are On Exhibit!

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is excited to announce that guests are now able to see lioness Marion’s cubs!

11-weeks-old as of December 19th, 2023, cubs Bahati, Jabari and Zawadi have met their father Lwazi and big sisters Amali, Imani and Mara, and have been given the chance to explore the exhibit after hours.


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Four Lion Cubs in Roaring Good Health After First Health Check

Monarto Safari Park’s littlest lions have had their first health check, revealing the litter has three females and one male.

The health check involved a weight check, vaccination, and a quick once over of paws, claws and sharp teeth to make sure the cubs are growing up healthy and strong.

Monarto Safari Park’s Veterinarian Jerome Kalvas said the cubs are in great condition, weighing in at 7.4kg to the heaviest female being 8.9kg.

Cub - credit Geoff Brooks 3

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Roarsome News for Conservation at Dubbo Zoo

Lion keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo received the best gift for International Zookeeper Day, with a trio of lion cubs born late in the evening on Wednesday 4 October 2023.

This is the second litter for breeding pair Marion and Lwazi, after three bouncing baby girls were born on 7 April 2022.

“The cubs are doing really well, they’re hitting all their milestones and Marion is an absolute superstar mum,” said Senior Keeper Melanie Friedman.

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Trick or Treat

Lionesses, Penguins and Pygmy Goats Tear into Spooky Pumpkin Treats at Whipsnade Zoo 

Spirited lionesses Waka and Winta were amongst the many youngsters sinking their teeth into Halloween at Whipsnade Zoo today (Monday 30 October) as zookeepers treated animals across the zoo to a spook-tacular surprise.  

Zookeepers carved petrifying pumpkins for many of the 11,000 animals at the UK’s largest zoo, using the spooky squashes to put the animals' foraging and hunting skills to the test. 

Endangered African peguins have fishy snacks out of Halloween pumpkins (c) Whipsnade Zoo

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