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Public sees lion cubs for first time at Florida zoo

August 1, 2019

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Guests at a Florida zoo are getting to see three new African lion cubs for the first time.

The cubs were born at the Naples Zoo in May, marking the first time in 30 years the zoo has had lion cubs. The cubs were named Karoo, Ruaha, and Chobe, after three national parks in South Africa

The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies African lions as vulnerable to extinction. They’re endangered by illegal hunting, declining prey populations and habitat loss.

According to a release from the zoo, the cubs are thriving and the introduction to their father, Masamba, went very well.

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