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Photoseries: 6 interesting facts about lion cubs

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.

lion cubs, South Africa, safari

♦ 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.

lion cubs, South Africa, safari

♦ 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.

lion cubs, South Africa, safari

♦ 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.

lion cubs, South Africa, safari

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