Twin Asiatic lion cubs have been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens – a conservation breeding success for these critically endangered animals.
|Lion cubs (Photo credit: Matthew Webb/Bristol Zoo)|
The cubs – a boy and a girl – are just 11 weeks old and were born on Christmas eve to first time mum, Shiva, and dad Kamal.
Asiatic lions are critically endangered and there are only around 400 left in the wild. Since their birth, the cubs have been monitored in the cubbing den via a CCTV system by Bristol Zoo’s experienced mammal team.