Lion cubs are definitely one of the more lovable and cute babies of the African bush and guests of Vula Tours were fortunate enough to come across a few in a pride while out on a game drive in South Africa.
Enjoy the following interesting facts and photographs about lion cubs.
♦ Mothers can give birth to up to six cubs at a time, but litters of two or three are more common.
♦ Just before giving birth, the mother will leave the pride and find a secluded, isolated, safe place.
♦ At 10 days old, lion cubs will open their eyes and very soon after that – between 10 to 15 days old – will start walking.
♦ The mother will keep the cubs in isolation, away from the pride, for the first four to eight weeks of their lives.
♦ At around three months old the cubs will start to eat meat.
♦ Male lions generally play no paternal role when it comes to providing food for the cubs.