- Title: ARGENTINA: SIX LIONS CUBS BORN AT LUJAN ZOO
- Date: 23rd June 2004
- Summary: (L!2) LUJAN, ARGENTINA (RECENT) (REUTERS) POSTER ADVERTISING LUJAN ZOO WITH AN IMAGE OF A TIGER CARS ENTERING THE ZOO ADULT LION, FATHER OF THE CUBS VARIOUS OF THE THREE-WEEK-OLD LION CUBS TWO LIONESSES, MOTHERS OF THE CUBS, AND FATHER OF THE CUBS VARIOUS, NEWBORN LION CUBS (SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) MIGUEL ANGEL RAMIREZ, ZOO MANAGER, SAYING: "There are six lion cubs born of two mothers. They have the same father and there are two lionesses who live together: one is called Azul and the other Cloe." VARIOUS, TRAIN WHICH CARRIES PEOPLE AROUND THE ZOO WOMAN PETTING TIGER ZOO EMPLOYEE HAND FEEDING LIONS LION CUBS PLAYING WITH A DOG THE TWO MOTHER LIONS WATCHING THEIR CUBS FROM INSIDE A CAGE MAN TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE LION CUBS VARIOUS, CHILDREN PLAYING WITH LION CUBS VARIOUS, LION CUBS ADULT LION
- Embargoed: 8th July 2004 13:00
- Location: LUJAN, ARGENTINA
- Country: Argentina
- Topics: Environment,Quirky
- Reuters ID: LVACMNSSULAT636ZVCO6V0JME816
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- Story Text: Two lionesses give birth to six lion cubs fathered by the same lion.
Six lion cubs have been born in an Argentine zoo, all sired by the same father but to two different mothers.
The two sets of cubs were born just a day apart, three to each lioness, in a zoo in Lujan, 70 kilometres west of Buenos Aires.
Miguel Angel Ramirez, who manages the zoo, explained the living arrangements of the new family.
"They have the same father and there are two lionesses who live together: one is called Azul and the other Cloe,"
Lujan zoo prides itself on its distinctive approach in rearing animals, raising the lion cubs with dogs and in close contact with people.
The animals are fed whatever kind of food they wish for in order to suppress their hunting instinct and ensure that they do not come to regard animals or people as prey.
As a result of this, visitors to the zoo get to touch and pet the animals, including the lions, who are fed by hand by the zoo employees.
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