Wer­ribee Open Range Zoo, VIC

Holiday with Kids - - Animal Encounters -

A visit to the zoo will never be com­plete with­out the glid­ing el­e­gance and wild beauty of the big cat. That’s why a new lit­ter of baby lion cubs al­ways brings joy; just ask the vets at Wer­ribee Open Range Zoo, who wel­comed four beau­ti­ful furry ba­bies in De­cem­ber 2016. First-time mum Nairibi has shown amaz­ing moth­erly in­stincts, car­ing and nurs­ing the cubs dur­ing their first weeks. Just like in the wild, the mother sep­a­rates her­self from the pride and chooses a safe, quiet place to de­liver and look af­ter her ba­bies un­til they are fully mo­bile and aware. The num­ber of African lions in the wild was re­cently es­ti­mated at only 20,000, how­ever, these furry balls will soon be strong enough to claim their right­ful place as kings of the sa­van­nah. Not to be out­done, Wer­ribee also wel­comed seven eland calves in De­cem­ber.

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