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A pair of Asiatic lion cubs are born

By Chester Zoo

A pair of Asiatic Lion cubs is born to Asha and Asoka. Asha arrived at the zoo the previous year, and we were delighted to have cubs born a year after! Unfortunately, Asha struggled to rear her cubs and sadly one of them was too weak to survive. The surviving male cub, named Tejas, was then hand-reared by our team of keepers.

Tejas was popular with visitors and his story featured on the TV series Zoo Days, a behind the scenes series about Chester Zoo.

Photo credit: Marian Wade

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