Riverbanks Zoo

Cameras Capture Newborn Lion Cubs Sleeping The Day Away with Mom

April 16, 2018
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By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

Is there anything cuter than a mother bonding with her newborns?

This African lion was caught on surveillance camera at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina licking and cuddling her three cubs. Thabisa’s babies seemed equally as sleepy as their mother, as all four of them laid around on hay bales inside their enclosure.

According to the zoo, their dad Zuri will be slowly introduced to the cubs so he won’t distract the first-time mom from connecting with her little ones.

What an interesting look at motherhood!