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Sunshine brings a roaring good time for lions

One day after a winter storm blew through San Diego, the adult lions at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park roared with approval when the sunshine broke through, creating a picturesque scene at Lion Camp. Even the 3-month-old cubs tried to join in the chorus but their calls fell short of resonating throughout the 1,800-acre park like their parents. The seven cubs only recently met their 400-pound dad, Izu, but seemed right at home with him Friday. Four cubs were born to 4-year-old Oshana on Nov. 2 followed by three cubs on Nov. 6 to her 4-year-old sister Mina. Along with Izu, the entire pride can now be seen in the mornings daily. In the wild, lionesses will give birth away from the pride and rejoin the group once the cubs are about 2 months old. For more information on the cubs' progress visit the to read blogs posted by Lion Camp keepers and to read about other Park happenings.
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