6 lion cubs born to half-sisters at Columbus Zoo

2015-08-24 07:40
First-time mom Kazi with one of her cubs. (Columbus Zoo, AP)

First-time mom Kazi with one of her cubs. (Columbus Zoo, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Columbus - Lion cub cousins will soon be working on their roar after being born less than a week apart to half-sisters at the Columbus Zoo

Zoo officials said on Saturday that first-time mom Kazi gave birth to three cubs on Thursday, though only two survived. Kazi's half-sister Asali delivered four cubs in the zoo's lion yard on August 16.

Zoo officials say Kazi's two surviving cubs are in great health and all four of Asali's cubs are doing well.

The lion habitat will remain closed to allow the mothers and their offspring some quiet. Both mothers were mated with a lion named Tomo.

Read more on:    us  |  animals

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.