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Bouncing zoo babies of 2010

By: OurAmazingPlanet Inc. on Dec. 30, 2010, 12:40 p.m.
Lion cubs

Photo: Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo

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Lion cubs

A whole pride of lion cubs joined the Smithsonian National Zoo in August and September.

On Aug. 31, lioness Shera gave birth to four cubs, three females and one male, which have now been named John, Fahari, Zuri and Lelie. Her sister Nababiep gave birth to three cubs, two males and one female, of her own on Sept. 22. They have been dubbed Baruti, Aslan and Lusaka.

Lion Luke is the father to all seven cubs, which could make their debut in the lion's outdoor yard soon, weather permitting.