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Monday 18 December 2017

Cub gets lion's share of love from proud mum

This little cub is the pride of Dublin Zoo's lion family.

The lion cub made her first foray into the public yesterday alongside her mum Sita after she was born in August.

The female Asian lion cub is considered significant to the breeding programme for the species as there are only 350 in the wild.

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This new arrival is the second female cub to be delivered at the zoo this year after Kuno arrived in May. A male cub was also born there in August and is the ninth animal to be born at the zoo since May.

"At two months old she now weighs an estimated 6kg and has developed a strong bond with mum Sita," said team leader at Dublin Zoo Ciaran McMahon

The zoo is inviting the public to suggest a name for the cub.

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