• 4 lion cubs born at Woodland Park Zoo

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    SEATTLE - A 3-year-old lion gave birth to four cubs Thursday night at the Woodland Park Zoo, according to a spokesperson at the zoo.

     

    The zoo said the litter is the first for mother Adia and the 13-year-old father, Hubert.

     

    The cubs are also the first litter born at the zoo since 1991.

     

    According to the zoo, Adia and the cubs are currently in an off-view maternity den where the family can bond in a hushed, comfortable environment.

     

    Expert keepers and veterinarian staff at the zoo are closely monitoring the cubs by web cam.

     

    Woodland Park Zoo's lions belong to the South African subspecies.

     

    A spokesperson at the zoo said the cubs will be out for public viewing when they are a bit older and demonstrate good mobility skills, and when outdoor temperatures reach a minimum of 50 degrees.

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