Four African lion cubs played with their father for the first time this morning in Lion Camp at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The almost four-month-old lions have been spending time at Lion Camp with their mother, Oshana, with only visual access to their father, Izu. Keeping the pride together is expected to help the cubs thrive.
"Lions are the only social cat. They live in a pride," said Tony Franceschiello, senior keeper. "It is always our ultimate goal that we get them out here together as a group, as a pride. It pretty much replicates what would happen in the wild. She (Oshana) would go off and have her cubs on her own, and when they're old enough she brings them back to the pride and introduces them, and everyone is together."
The cubs, Ernest, Evelyn, Marion and Miss Ellen, eagerly ran outside this morning into the grassy habitat with Oshana. Izu came outside next and was patient as his four cubs interacted with him for the first time. The youngsters took turns with Izu, pouncing, climbing and sniffing, and even playfully swiped at his tail.
Oshana has been bonding with and caring for her babies since they were born on June 22. Animal care staff began visual introductions with Izu and the cubs to get them used to seeing each other. After a month of visual introductions, physical introductions through a protective barrier provided Izu with the opportunity to smell and lick his newest offspring.
The cubs are named in honor of longtime San Diego Zoo Global supporters Ernest and Evelyn Rady and Marion Wilson, and in memory of Miss Ellen Browning Scripps, the San Diego Zoo's first benefactor. The cubs are described by animal care staff as being active, vocal, curious and feisty, each with its own distinct personality. When full grown at around three years of age, female lions can weigh 270 to 400 pounds and male lions can weigh 330 to 570 pounds.
Our white lion cubs continue to grow and have slowly been introduced to dad Fintan. Every weekday, keepers are working on integrating the pride with Fintan and the cubs. All cubs are over 30lbs and as you can see, they are still very active, playful and rambunctious! Don't forget to visit mom Makali and the four cubs every Saturday and Sunday from 11: 00am to 2: 00pm, weather permitting. The ultimate trust between man and beast. The pride are on the move, but Cumay the lion cub struggles to keep up. Later Father Baba shows his son how to roar. Find out more about this great children's show here: Little Big Cat The intimate and endearing stories of lion, leopard and cheetah cubs living in the Masai Mara in Kenya. Adapted from the Big Cat series, Little Big Cat brings all the drama and charm to a younger audience. Little Big Cat tells the stories through the eyes of the lion, leopard and cheetah cubs living in the Masai Mara in Kenya. The show uses a friendly story teller to set the scene and introduce the subject of each particular show while the cubs are voiced by young African children. Visit for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos BBC Earth Facebook (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter Subscribe to BBC Earth: BBC Earth Channel: Latest BBC Earth videos.
in this video I will show you 15 Incredible acts of kindness caught on camera. Tourists hanging out of their car at a lion sighting. This lion felt threatened and barked at the tourists. If he had decided to attack, there wouldn't have been enough time to get in the car and close the window. SANPark's Rules: No part of the body may protrude from the car, either through the window or a sunroof, unless in designated areas. Taken on the S1 near Skukuza in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful To get to see sightings like this on your own, BOOK A SAFARI: Send in your wildlife video here, and earn money: Snapchat: LatestSightings Twitter & Instagram: @LatestKruger For live wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park: And like our Facebook page for great sightings and photos: Subscribe to us on YouTube. Want more natural history and wildlife videos? Visit the official BBC Earth channel: BBC Earth The BBC Earth YouTube channel is home to over 50 years-worth of the best animal videos from the BBC archive. With three new videos released every week there’s something for all nature loves from astounding animal behaviour to beautiful imagery. Click here to find our more: For more brilliant natural history shows, exclusive to YouTube, head over to our brand-new channel Earth Unplugged! A cheetah mother, Honey and her three young cubs are unwittingly about to bump into a lion. This cheetah however will not back down! From the BBC series 'Big Cat Diary. ' BBC Worldwide Channel: BBC Earth Channel: For more Natural History.
Lion cub playing with his mom at the Bronx Zoo. Lion cubs running to greet their father on the 17th of January 2015. Tomo ventured into the lion yard with Asali’s four cubs for the first time on Oct. 9. Currently there is no set schedule to see either litter of cubs and their outings are weather dependent. User 'ShareBear' claims that her husband makes everything more fun, as is evident in this video. Watch as he gets on all fours and runs back and forth, causing several younger lions to chase him around. How awesome is that? Source & embed code: For licensing, please email licensing@rumble.