Busch Gardens Tampa showing off new lion cubs

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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:05 am | Updated: 11:16 am, Wed Jun 12, 2013.

TAMPA - Busch Gardens Tampa has released photos of three lion cubs that arrived from South Africa last month.

Two of the cubs are sisters and were born March 20th.  the other cub is an unrelated male who was born February 20th.

Guests will soon be able to see the cubs in the Edge of Africa area of the park. Once they are large enough, the Busch Gardens animal care team will start introducing the cubs to the lion and hyena habitat of the Edge of Africa attraction. More information and updates about the progress of the new cubs will be posted on BuschGardensTampaBlog.com.

The addition of the cubs comes as the result of a relationship between Busch Gardens and a private zoological facility in South Africa and enhances the sustainability of lions living in managed care in North America, as well as aids in the park’s breeding program.

Now you have a chance to help name the lion cub sisters by visiting the Busch Gardens Tampa Facebook page, wher you can cast your vote for your favorite pair of names. The poll runs through June 18th.

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