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)

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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.

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