Lion Cub Snuggles With Mom

An African lion cub was born on Oct. 11 at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California to mom Kiki and dad Chisulo. Kiki, an experienced mom, is “taking great care of the cub,” said the zoo’s Nicole Presley. The cub and his mom are bonding behind the scenes at the lion house, and looked quite cuddly in a recent photo shoot. After a naming contest, the zoo announced on Facebook Monday that the cub will be called Kijani, which means warrior. Keepers are monitoring mom and baby with cameras, and they’re likely to be out on exhibit when Kijani is between 8 and 12 weeks old. — See photos at Zooborns


 


Google+

Join the Conversation

Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!