The Buffalo Zoo has good news…times two! Two baby lions were born and the zoo shared the good news on social media.
On March 7, lion Lusaka gave birth to two healthy cubs. The cub’s arrival day is extra special as they were born on their dad Tiberius’s eighth birthday.
The zoo’s animal care team began monitoring Lusaka closely in the days before her giving birth. As the keepers started their day on March 7, she went into labor. Cub number one was born at 9:52 a.m., and cub number two was born a few hours later at 2:47 p.m.
Right now, the babies are behind-the-scenes bonding and nursing with mom. This week the veterinary team got their first look at the cubs, and they are healthy, growing, and currently weigh seven pounds each.
Stay tuned to the Buffalo Zoo’s social media channels and sign-up for e-mail alerts so you don’t miss updates on their public debut, gender reveal, and names.