Would you just have a look at this adorable little furball. This is the newest member of the Asian Lion pride in Dublin Zoo. She was born on the 25th June 2015 to mum Sita. Both Sita and Kumar came to Dublin zoo to start a new breeding program. Sita arrived when she was when she was just 19 months old from Mulhouse Zoo in France and dad Kumar, who came to Dublin Zoo from Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands.
The little cub will now be introduced to her half-brother Kuno and her sister Kyna who are just over a year old.
Team leader Ciaran McMahon said, ‘We are thrilled with our new arrival. These lions are endangered in the wild and it is important for conservation that zoos maintain a viable population of Asian lions. The female cub is settling in very well. At 10 weeks old she now weighs an estimated 5kg and has developed a strong bond with mum Sita.”
Did You Know?
There are less than 350 Asian lions in the wild.
The entire wild population of these lions can be found in one place – the Gir Forest in India.