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5 new lion cubs born at Birmingham Zoo

The Birmingham Zoo has announced the birth of five healthy African Lion cubs.

The litter was born on May 25th to mom, Akili, and dad, Kwanzaa, and is the first time lion cubs have been born at the Birmingham Zoo since 1982.

Officials at the zoo say Akili has taken to being a mother very well. She was closely monitored during the birthing process, but no outside assistance was necessary.

The cubs are not yet available for viewing by the public, but fans can keep up on the zoo's Facebook page.

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