|Lion cubs at three weeks old. Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.|
Lion momma Adia continues to do a great job behind the scenes caring for her four little cubs who turn three weeks old this Thursday. Adia is a conscientious groomer, which is a lot of work with four kitties on your hands (err, paws).
The cubs are two weeks old in this video. Video by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.
Later this week we’ll attempt the first veterinary check-up on the cubs to get a better assessment of their overall health and growth progress.
|Three weeks old. Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.|
Keepers have been giving Adia the option to shift into her outdoor exhibit and away from the cubs for a few minutes a day, which helps to normalize the routine for her. That way when it is time for the vet check-up, Adia will be comfortable with shifting outside, allowing us brief access to the cubs for a lightning fast exam.
|Cub pile! Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.|