Oklahoma City Zoo Welcomes First Litter Of African Lion Cubs Born At Zoo In 15 Years
October 5, 2022
The Oklahoma City Zoo announced the birth of four African lion cubs, marking the first African lion cub births at the zoo in 15 years.
Credit: Oklahoma City Zoo
The cubs were born on Monday at the zoo's Lion Overlook Habitat to 7-year-old Dunia.
The cubs consist of three females and one male.
"We are incredibly excited to share the news about the recent additions to our African lion pride," said Tyler Boyd, OKC Zoo's curator of carnivores. "Throughout her pregnancy, birth and now care of these four cubs, Dunia has been amazing and is showing excellent maternal care. This birth is vital to the African lion population and has been a culmination of years of hard work, dedication and commitment by the Oklahoma City Zoo and its supporters, the African Lion SSP and the Zoo's carnivore care team. We cannot wait to watch these cubs grow up and become fan favorites for years to come."
The zoo said Dunia and her cubs are in great health. The quadruplets will remain behind-the-scenes until they are old enough to safely navigate their habitat.
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