Birth of two Asian lion cubs at the Rome Zoo

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(Video Above) Bioparco Zoo in Rome unveiled two adorable Asiatic lion cubs, the first born inside the zoo.

Two Asian lion female cubs, born on April 29, 2020 at the Rome Zoological Park, can now be seen in the enclosure with their mother and father. Zookeepers say the birth of these Asian lion cubs is excellent news as it is one of the most endangered animals on the planet.

(Video Above) Two lion cubs were presented to the public at Rome’s Bioparco zoo on Friday, two and a half months after their birth. The cubs, who born on April 29, 2020 in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, belong to the endangered Asiatic lion species originating from India. The young felines were seen lounging in the zoo’s lion area, under the watchful eye of their mother. “The lockdown didn’t make a big difference because in the indoor area of the lions we built a den which is dedicated for the female to give birth in privacy, away from the public in any case,” said Bioparco curator Yitzhak Yadid. The Asiatic lion can be currently found only at the Gir National Park and its surroundings in the Indian state of Gujarat where 674 such animals are estimated to live. Its historical habitat also included much of Western Asia and the Middle East.