Published on Apr 26, 2012 by londolozigamereserve
Footage from Londolozi Game Reserve of the three new lion cubs that are part of the Sparta Pride. We believe them to be in the region of seven weeks old (born early March 2012).
by Adam Bannister on April 29, 2012
There is nothing as special as looking into the dark eyes of a lion cub.
Even at this age they have razor blade teeth – Cindy Matthews
It is always a very special time to have lion cubs on the reserve and we just hope that their mother can protect them during this vulnerable stage. I’m sure, that you can appreciate that with animals still so small, we at Londolozi, are practising the highest levels of sensitivity. We appreciate your patience when it comes to more footage and news on these wonderful additions.
Moving around under the watchful eyes of mom.
Whatever glimpses we can get of these three animals is a real privilege. We are not 100% sure of the age of these cubs but we think they are in the region of 7 weeks old. The reason we say this, is that on around the 4th March, the tracking team found one of the Sparta lionesses with new born cubs. To reduce impact, the area was immediately zoned; sadly the cubs were not seen again. We all presumed that they died. It looks likely now that she just moved them to another location, and those are the cubs we are seeing now.
The black tips to the ears; a delightful addition to these little cubs.