Tipping the scales: White lion cubs bulking up in Germany

White lions cubs. (AFP)

They’re still tiny, but the white lion cubs at the Magdeburg zoo in eastern Germany are putting on weight fast.

The cubs – three males and one female – took turns on the scales on Friday. The news agency dpa reported that the male cubs weighed in at an average of 6.5kg each, while their sister was a kilogram lighter.

The cubs weighed only 1.5kg each when they were born on July 5.

Zoo visitors were able to watch through a window as the feisty felines were weighed one by one, showing their teeth and claws.

Zoo curator Konstantin Ruske says “we are very satisfied with the animals’ development”.


2018-08-18 15:06  –  AP Associated Press




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