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Lion cubs growing by leaps and "pounds”

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 - 00:46

Jan. 23 - Two six-and-a-half week old lion cubs are getting their baby teeth and starting to eat some solids at the San Diego Zoo. Tara Cleary reports.

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One of two six-week-old lion cubs at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. They're growing at 100 grams or three-and-a-half ounces a day and they're starting to eat solid food. Zookeeper Sandy Craig encourages visitors to come and see the yet to be named pair. SOUNDBITE: Sandy Craig, zookeeper, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, saying (English): "They are just now starting to get their nice little baby teeth in and they are also becoming a lot more agile, learning to climb and jump, so these are all really cool little milestones for them." But there's not too much climbing and jumping going on - the cubs sleep up to 20 hours a day.

Lion cubs growing by leaps and "pounds”

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 - 00:46

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