The Fort Worth Zoo’s newest members of the pride were born this spring, on March 29, to parents Abagebe and Jabulani. Weighing only 2 pounds at birth, the two female African lion cubs will grow to weigh up to 275 pounds, while the male cub could weigh more than 400 pounds.
Abagebe and Jabulani were born at a South African wildlife facility and arrived at the Zoo in 2012. The Zoo’s wildlife partnerships are global, and the lions’ unique genetic material makes them a valuable asset in the development of the captive African lion population in the United States.
The little lions spent their first two months bonding with mom in a private den and have since been exploring their outdoor exhibit and new surroundings. On your next visit to the Zoo, stop by and say hi to Siyanda and his two sisters, Lindelani and Thabisa!
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