Zoo Lion cubs already 2 months old
2021.08.04.

Two African Lion babies, born on 31 May at Riga Zoo, have just reached 2 months of age. They are healthy and are developing well. Now they spend most of the day, especially the afternoon, at the outdoors exhibit of the Lion House, playing together and exploring the enclosure.

22 years have passed since visitors were able to see lion cubs in Riga Zoo. The proud parents are female African Lion Tswanga, born on 12 October 2015 in Beauval Zoo, France, and male Kali, born in Basel Zoo on 9 November 2013. Both of them arrived to Riga Zoo in 2017. This is the pair's first successful breeding.

Observing the cubs, you'll notice some bruises on the sides of the bigger and darker cub, the young male. These were caused by its mother, scratching the baby with her teeth while carrying the small baby around, before she got more mother skills. Let's remember that she's still a young mother with not much experience. The mother also tried to do her utmost, constantly licking the scar with her rough tongue, and that did not help much either. Now the cub is agile enough to avoid such excessive care, and the scar is healing just fine. As you'll see, the male cub is active and playful, and agile, so the bruises in fact do not bother him much.

Please do not make noise while you are observing the lion family at the exhibit. Do not disturb the parents!

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