April 22 - Three lion cubs in the Barranquilla zoo, find themselves before the cameras in their first media appearance. Elly Park reports.
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It's a big day for these three lion cubs at the Baranquilla Zoo in northern Colombia as they take their first steps into the limelight.
It's the trio's first media appearance and their chance to show off their pouncing skills.
The cubs, two females and one male, were born on March 1 and are their mother's second litter since she arrived at the zoo in 2009.
Under the watchful eye of mom and experienced zoo staff they entered the world at the healthy weight of about 900 grams or 2 pounds each.
Since then they shown a healthy growth and zookeepers are now confident they will be ready to make their first public appearance during Colombia's Children's Day celebrations on April 27 and 28.
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