Friday, 9 July 2010

Cute Lily the Barbary Lion Cub

This cute litle Barbary lion cub is called ‘Lily’. Lily is Belfast Zoo’s newsest arrival and she was born on June 3rd 2007 weighing a tiny 1.4kg. In comparsion, her father ‘Qays’ is a whopping 300kg in weight.

Lily was unfortunately rejected by her mother soon after she was born, and has had to be hand-reared ever since by zoo keeper ‘Linda Frew’.

Lily’s birth is very important, as Barbary lions are now extinct in the wild and therefore zoos are the only hope for their future survival.

You can view more photos of lily below.

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