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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Here's the First Photo of San Francisco's New Lion King

Posted By on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 2:38 PM

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The San Francisco Zoo's 13-year-old African lioness Sukari gave birth to a baby lion cub on Sunday. 

The lion's father is twelve-year-old Jahari. Zoo staff are allowing Sukari and the cub to bond in private for the next three weeks, so the only photo available is a still from the zoo's "lion cam." Zoo staff will not know the cub's sex for several weeks.

The zoo's press release notes, "Zoo officials observed accelerated breeding behavior between Jahari and Sukari throughout the first part of 2015, culminating in Sukari's pregnancy in May." In case you were wondering how lion babies get made. 

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