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Buffalo Zoo announces birth of three more lion cubs

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 12:30:58-04

In just a few short months, the lion pride at the Buffalo Zoo has more than doubled in size.

Wednesday morning the zoo announced the birth of three more African lion cubs. The two females and one male, who have not yet been named, were born May 12.

The cubs are the first for their six year-old mother Lusaka. Their father is Tiberius, who is also the father of Tobias. He was born at the zoo in March to mother Lelei.

"We were so excited to share the news at the end of April about Tobias, our first lion cub in 25 years, so the media and the public can imagine our excitement at sharing the news about three more cubs and our growing lion pride," said Buffalo Zoo President Dr. Donna Fernandes.

Unlike Tobias, who was bottle-fed with formula, the three new cubs have been fed exclusively by their mother.

The zoo hopes to introduce the cubs to the public in August. Tobias made his public debut on Father's Day.