Port Lympne welcomes four new lion cubs

The cubs will soon be ready for their first proper trip outside Credit: Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

Four lion cubs have been introduced to the world at Port Lympne in Kent as they gain strength ready for their debut outside.

The cubs were born on the 14th of June to Mum Oudrika and Dad, Adras.

It's the third time these loving parents have had cubs and they're said to be keeping a "watchful eye" over the adventurous youngsters.

The new arrivals are said to be "adventurous" Credit: Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

They're currently living in an enclosure next to the reserve's Lion Lodge and Pinewood cabins.

The arrival of the four now means mum, Oudrika, is the proud mother of eight cubs. Her first litter, Khari, Binti and Kulinda still live with their parents at the reserve.

Mum can be seen giving one of the new arrivals some much needed attention Credit: Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve

Port Lympne's Animal Director, Simon Jeffery, said:

"We are thrilled with these new arrivals. All the cubs are doing well, looking strong, and are venturing out into the enclosure. Their initial explorations of their new space will be a captivating sight for our visitors."