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    The Lion Pride at the Buffalo Zoo Grows By Two

    The Lion Pride at the Buffalo Zoo Grows By Two

    Buffalo, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Zoo is happy to announce the birth of two healthy lion cubs! Both
    cubs were born to mother Lusaka on March 7, 2021. The cub’s arrival day is extra special as they
    were born on their dad Tiberius’s eighth birthday.

    The Zoo’s animal care team began monitoring Lusaka closely in the days before her giving birth. As
    the keepers started their day on March 7, she went into labor. Cub number one was born at 9:52 am,
    and cub number two was born a few hours later at 2:47 pm. Both cubs began nursing and are
    currently showing signs of good health.


    “We are thrilled to welcome these cubs to the Buffalo Zoo family,” said Lisa Smith, General Curator,
    Buffalo Zoo. “It’s never a guarantee that newborn animals will survive, but Lusaka is an experienced
    mom, and she has been doing everything right. Both cubs look healthy and are growing fast.”
    Lusaka and Tiberius were paired based on a breeding recommendation from The Association of Zoos
    and Aquariums, Species Survival Plan (SSP), and this is the pair's second litter. In 2016, Lusaka gave
    birth to three cubs, Asha, Amirah, and Roary.


    Stay tuned to the Zoo’s social media channels for updates on the cubs' growth, genders, names, and
    upcoming public debut. For more details and additional information on Buffalo Zoo operating hours,
    to purchase tickets, donate, or enroll in an education program, visit buffalozoo.org.

    The Buffalo Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the third oldest zoo in the country. It is
    committed to promoting wildlife conservation through up-close animal encounters, engaging
    educational experiences, and participation in regional and international programs for endangered
    species. The Buffalo Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For
    additional information about the Buffalo Zoo, please visit www.buffalozoo.org. You can also follow
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    The cubs are lucky that their mother is nursing them. Rodney Dangerfield’s mother refused to breast feed him. She said she liked him as a friend.

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