Stand by for Lion Cam: National Zoo welcomes newborn cubs

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2014_01_lions Nababiep, the National Zoo’s 10-year old African lion, delivered two cubs Friday, Jan. 24. (Photo: National Zoo)

Move over, Bao Bao — there are some new babes in town.

The National Zoo announced today it has welcomed a litter of African lion cubs, the zoo’s first in four years. Mom Nababiep is now watching over two active and healthy cubs.

The 10-year-old lion delivered three cats, but only two survived. This is her third litter, and the fourth for the cubs’ father, Luke.

The zoo will allow a live peek at its newest additions later today when “Lion Cam” goes live.

 

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