Look at these adorable little cubs. These three African Lion cubs were born in Indianapolis Zoo to first-time mom Zuri and first-time dad Nyack on September 21st. Zoo keepers say they are all doing well, putting on weight and all three have been sexed. There are two males and one female.
Zuri and the three cubs have been placed in a nursery until the cubs are around three months old at which stage they will be introduced back in their enclosure.
African lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia (where an endangered remnant population resides in Gir Forest National Park in India) while other types of lions have disappeared from North Africa and Southwest Asia in historic times.
About 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans. They were found in most of Africa, across Eurasia from western Europe to India, and in the Americas.
The lion is a classed as a vulnerable species, having seen a major population decline in its African range of 30–50% per two decades during the second half of the 20th century.