I just thought I share this news, cause really rare here. Four twin Asian lion babies were born on February 15th, in the Capital Zoo in Budapest. The mummy protects them strictly. So the workers in the zoo couldn't find out yet if the little ones are males, or females.
Last edited by cibetty; 03-29-2013 at 06:32 AM.
Thank you Betty for the most gorgeous pictures of these majestic creatures.
The most wonderfull animals off the world
Thank you all for the kind words! I'm glad you liked the pictures. The mother's name is Shirwane, she was born in 2008, in French (in the zoo in Mulhouse). She arrived to Budapest in 2010. The father's name is Basil, he is one year younger and he arrived to our country in the same year.
The Indian lion (Panthera leo persica) is very rare, around 400 ones lives in the nature, in zoos around 250 ones. So it is more rare than the African lion, and this was the first time that Indian lion babies were born in Hungary. As you can see, the mother is very protecting, so the workers couldn't go so close to them. They were shown to the visitors and to the press on this Thursday.
Last edited by cibetty; 03-29-2013 at 02:43 PM.