Fota Wildlife Park in Cork have announced to the public the birth of four rare Asian lion cubs who were born on the 20th February.
The cubs were born to second time parents, mother Gira and father Shanto.
The new cubs join their parent’s first litter who are now one and a half years old – Amira, Arya and Loki and aunt Gita in their specially designed habitat in Fota.
As of yet, the cubs remain unsexed and unnamed and Fota Wildlife Park is calling on the public to help name them.
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🦁Fota Wildlife Park in Co. Cork has announced the birth of four lion cubs🦁 . The endangered 'panthera leo persica' cubs were born on February 20 to second-time parents, mother Gira and father Shanto. They join their parent’s first litter who are now one and a half-years-old . Lead ranger Kelly Lambe commented: “We are thrilled with the arrival of this litter of four Asian lion cubs at Fota Wildlife Park. This species is endangered and now inhabits only one remaining site in the world – the Gir Forest, in India . “It’s Gira’s second litter with our male lion, Shanto, and she is a protective mum. We vaccinated and weighted them all yesterday and they all weight exactly the same – 7.15kg” . The public is being asked to suggest names for them . [📷@fotawildlife/Darragh Kane] . #Fota #FotaWildlife #Cork #Lion #LionCub #BabyLions #AsianLions #CatsofInstagram #Cats #Kittens #Cute #CuteAnimals #WildlifePark #Newborn #NewbornLion #Endangered #EndangeredAnimals #VMNews #IrishNews #WorldNews
Those who enter the competition will be in with a chance to win one of four year-long Conservation Annual Passes to the park.
Fans wishing to have a chance in naming the cubs can go to the Fota Wildlife website here.