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Joburg zoo welcomes playful lion cubs

Johannesburg - Three lion cubs have made their debut, pouncing their way into a large enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Their arrival heralds the zoo's new generation of lions, who haven't bred there in five years.

A lion cub Picture: Shayne Robinson. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Agnes Maluleke, who is responsible for the management of the big cats at the zoo, in a northern Johannesburg suburb, says the new additions are exciting.

Male white lion Letaba and his two sisters Sabi and Jubba were born in April at a private game farm. They arrived at the zoo in July and were cared for in quarantine until recently. Letaba is the only sibling with a rare white coat inherited from his parents' recessive genes.

The zoo says it has seven adult lions that have all surpassed their natural life expectancy.

Sapa-AP

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