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2014-01-02

Welcome to the World, baby lions

Photo copyright by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo

This photo, taken Monday, Dec. 16, shows brother and sister lion cubs - born Dec. 6 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park - cuddling in their play area at the animal care center. The cubs' mother failed to give the siblings the attention they needed to thrive so animal care staff feed the babies bottles of kitten-starter formula every two hours. The duo will remain a pair and learn to be lions together. When they're ready, animal care staff will work on training behaviors that will help staff assess their health.