Video: Newborn lion cubs appear for first time at Safari park Beekse Bergen

Lion cubs born at Beekse Bergen on 12 June 2017
Lion cubs born at Beekse Bergen on 12 June 2017. Photo: Beekse Bergen / Facebook

Safari park Beekse Bergen released the first footage of its newest residents - triplets born to mother lion Mariska on June 12th. Mother and cubs are doing well, but as lion cubs are very vulnerable in their first months, they will stay behind the scene for the time being, according to the park.

Caretakers haven't yet been able to determine the gender of the new lion cubs, but did manage to snap some adorable pictures of them.

African lions have a gestation period of about 100 days. Lion cubs will nurse on their mothers for about eight months, though they start eating meat before the nursing period is over. 

Lion cubs born at Beekse Bergen on 12 June 2017
Lion cubs born at Beekse Bergen on 12 June 2017. Photo: Beekse Bergen / Facebook

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