Smithsonian's National Zoo's 8-week-old Lion Cubs Take Swim Test

October 27, 2010
News Release

The Smithsonian's National Zoo's 8-week-old lion cubs took their swim test on Oct. 26 under the supervision of zoo staff. The swim test was done to ensure the lions are able to swim themselves to shore in the event they find themselves in the surrounding moat.

Photos of the event are here at the National Zoo's Flickr page.

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