Sacramento Zoo announces three new attractions: Newborn lion cubs

Three lion cubs were recently born at the Sacramento Zoo.

In the wake of the tragic news that the Sacramento Zoo's beloved tiger, Castro, passed away, the zoo also announced the birth of three lion cubs. The infant lions are reported to be in good health, and they and their mother are resting until December, when the zoo hopes they'll be able to add the youngsters to the exhibit. The cubs were born October 24.

"These are very early days for our first-time mother," said Dr. Adrian Fowler, acting director of the Sacramento Zoo, told KCRA, the local NBC affiliate. "So far, we are pleased with the progress of the female and her cubs."

The zoo offers family-friend fun for people of all ages, with free on-street parking and a low $11.25 admission fee for adults. Established in 1927, the Sacramento Zoo started as a mere 4.2 acres, housing 40 smaller animals. In 1948 the zoo expanded to include an elephant, and enlarged to it's current size, 14.2 acres, in the 1960s. Since then, it has been helping to develop various exhibits and programs to benefit wildlife across the globe, including its North American River Otter habitat and Giraffe habitat renovation. The Sacramento Zoo also participates in conservation action on every continent, supporting a wide variety of ecosystem and animal preservation efforts.

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