New Delhi: Three cubs were born to an Asiatic lioness at the municipal corporation run Gandhi Zoological Park in Gwalior, said officials. This is for the first time in 28 years that lion cubs have been born in the zoo.
According to zoo officials, the cubs are healthy and are currently being looked after as per Central Zoo Authority guidelines in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The mother lioness is named Pari and her partner is named Jai, both of them were brought to the park from zoo in neighbouring state Chattisgarh back in the year 2012.
The newborn cubs will be kept in complete isolation for the next 40 days to prevent them from contracting any kinds of infection.
Earlier, lion and tiger cubs were also born in Assam State Zoo in Guwahati in May this year.
The lion cub born in Assam State Zoo has been named Simba while the tiger cub has been named Sultan.