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Near Nantes, birth of four lion cubs in an animal park


Kuito, Kumi, Khan and Kwilu were born on December 31 at Planète Sauvage, located in the town of Port-Saint-Père. They should be presented to the public this weekend.

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The last day of 2022 was emotionally charged within Planète Sauvage.

The animal park located in Port-Saint-Père, about twenty kilometers south-west of Nantes, has seen its pink notebook enriched with four new residents.

These are male lion cubs.

Their names: Kuito, Kumi, Khan and Kwilu.

“They are all in good health”

, indicates the animal park which has just communicated, this Monday, about these births.

Veterinarians and trainers take care of the four lion cubs.

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The quartet was born to Freja, a lioness from Angola.

This is his

"third litter"

, traces the animal park.

She has already given birth to four lion cubs in 2019 and two more in 2021. Since then, Kwale, a female, has left the site to be transferred to another park as part of a European breeding program.

The other five are still present at Planète Sauvage and can be seen in the Territoires des Fauves or on the Safari Trail.

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Presentation to the public

They will therefore soon be joined by new congeners


"The Faunevet veterinarians accompanied by the park's team of animal caretakers have identified the four lion cubs: sexing, weighing, microchipping... For wildlife, the first weeks of life are always particularly delicate and crucial, the park's teams have been mobilized and vigilant for several weeks in order to take care of newborns”

, explains Planète Sauvage.

During these operations, videos were made.

Depending on the weather, if it is


, the quartet of young lion cubs could be presented to the public this first weekend of April.

They should be visible on the Safari Track.

Angolan lion, a 'vulnerable' species

In the wild, the Angolan lion is classified as vulnerable on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The species is threatened by habitat loss, hunting and poaching.

"In a zoo, it is part of a European breeding program"

, specifies the teams of Planète Sauvage.

Source: lefigaro

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