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Cute Baby Animals You Have to See This Year

Cute Baby Animals: Reid Park Zoo Lions

Reid Park Zoo

Jelani, Baako, Sanjo, and Nayo, Lions, Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, AZ

African lions Kaya and Shombay welcomed a huge litter back in December. Now, after several weeks in a private “cub den” nursing with mom, the four “simbas”—three boys (Jelani, Baako, Sanjo) and one girl (Nayo)—will reunite with Pop and finally meet their adoring public for the first time. Though they currently weigh around 20 pounds, the cubs are expected to grow to 200–500 pounds in the next three years. Until then, they’ll stay under the watchful protection of Kaya, who’ll feed them and teach them how to hunt. reidparkzoo.org


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