African Lion Cubs Receive First Vet Exam

Photo: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo
September 17, 2010
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Photo: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo

On September 17, the National Zoo's lion cubs received their first veterinary exam. All four cubs were deemed healthy. They were born on August 30 and 31 to 5-year-old mother Shera and 4-year-old father Luke.

In this photo: Zoo veterinarian Katharine Hope (left) and Lion/Tiger keeper Rebecca Stites examine one of Shera's cubs.