Skip Nav
Cats
6 Reasons Every Cat-Lover Needs to Check Out CatCon in California
Pet Advice
Every Pet Owner Needs One of These Gadgets in Their Home
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth Adopts a New Corgi Named Whisper

London Zoo Welcomes First Lion Cubs in 10 Years!

Let's call these cubs Cute One and Cute Two — the 10-week-old babes were the first of their species born at the London Zoo in 10 years!

The girl and boy lions were born to Abi, a 10-year-old lioness, and Lucifer, a 6-year-old male, and are critically endangered Asian lions. Even though nearly all non-captive lions live in sub-Saharan Africa, there's one small population — probably between 200 and 300 — in India's Gir Forest. So, with such a tiny wild population, every birth is a bundle of species-saving joy!


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

See more pictures of the cub cuteness when you

.


Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Image Source: Getty
Join The Conversation
beckkii beckkii 7 years
this reminds me of lion king (:
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I love the pics. I feel so lucky because I got to visit a private zoo in NC that happened to have both 7 week old african lion cubs and 8 week old white tiger cubs at the same time. The owner brought out one cub of each and I actually got to pet them. It was such an amazing experience to see these animals up close and so helpless. I love hearing of successful breeding programs that keep a species fighting for survival.
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary Facebook Page
Animal Cafes
Prince George and Princess Charlotte Being Normal Kids
Cute Chihuahua Pictures
From Our Partners
Latest Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds