Monday, 11 February 2013

Lion cubs

3 Lion cubs
A lioness gives birth to 1-4 cubs, but sometimes up to 6 at a time. At birth they weigh about 1.5kg (3.3lb). Gestation period is around 110 days. A lactating lioness will allow any cub to drink from her. Often times the lionesses will give birth at the same time to ensure that there is enough food for the cubs. Cubs will stay with their mother for 2 years or longer.

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