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African lion cubs born at Woburn Safari Park take first steps outside

Two male lion cubs were born at Woburn Safari Park. Credit: Woburn Safari Park

Two African lion cubs born at Woburn Safari Park, have taken their first steps outside.

The 10-week-old cubs were born on 25th July and have had their first vaccinations and health checks.

Both cubs and mother Zuri are doing well. The two males and were born weighing 1kg each.

A spokesperson at Woburn Safari Park said: “The cubs will begin to be weaned from their mother onto meat at around 10-12 weeks old and will be fully weaned by the time they are 6-8 months old. They have already started taking small bites of meat whilst Zuri is eating.

“The cubs are not handled by keepers, they are left to bond with mum. Dad, Joco, can also be seen close by.”

The park will soon be running an African-themed naming competition for both of them.

One of the lion cubs with mum Zuri. Credit: Woburn Safari Park
The cubs have been outside for the first time. Credit: Woburn Safari Park
The cubs have yet to be named. Credit: Woburn Safari Park
Lioness Zuri and her cubs. Credit: Woburn Safari Park
The lion cubs and their mum are doing well. Credit: Woburn Safari Park
The 10-week-old cubs have been outside for the first time. Credit: Woburn Safari Park