The story comes to us from the National Zoo:
At 2 weeks old, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s three African lion cubs born to 6-year-old Nababiep September 22 appear to be healthy, Zoo veterinarians said today, Wednesday, October 6, after completing the cubs’ first health exam.
“We’re happy to see that the cubs are growing and that each appears to be in good health,” said Dr. Jessica Siegal-Willott, supervisory veterinarian at the Zoo. “Naba has done a great job nursing them and we’ll continue to monitor their development.”
The veterinary team checked the cubs’ mouths and eyes, listened to their hearts and lungs and felt their bellies, but the animals are still too young to receive vaccines. The cubs weigh between 7 and 8 pounds.