Three African Lions have been added to the Antwerp Zoo. According to the Brussels Times, this is the first time the zoo has had lion cubs. This is based on a ten-year period.
The species is on the verge of extinction. As a result, EAZA is in charge of their breeding program, which is aimed at saving African Lions.
The team at Zoo Antwerpen is pleased with the outcome. They go on to say that this is “excellent news” for the zoo. One of the lionesses on staff had been suspected of being pregnant. The lioness had been isolated from the pride. This took place a fortnight ago in order to keep her secure. Even in the wild, lionesses prefer to give birth in a private location.
The African Lion cubs’ gender and name remain unknown. Regardless, they will be given a name that begins with a ‘W’ very soon. The zoo has a habit of using unusual naming schemes. The names of the cubs will be chosen with the help of visitors and zoo personnel. We can only guess what name they’ll be given.
It is critical that the triplets learn to live independently. The cub is anticipated to take its first steps in August. They’ll be put on exhibit after that.
Because lions are carnivores, they exclusively consume meat. The lion, as ruler of the jungle, will consume whatever it can get its hands on. Zebras, wild buffalo, and even cheetahs are among the large cats. The lion, on the other hand, will not accept the loss.
The only large cats that tend to establish groups are lions. The collective word for lions is ‘pride.’ A suitable moniker for the jungle’s rulers (and queens!). A pride’s lionesses are all connected to one another. In addition, when the cubs get older, they remain with the pride. These prides are close-knit social communities. Young guys ultimately depart in order to develop their own sense of pride. They achieve this by assuming control of another.