Frankfurt zoo shows off lion triplets, 1st cubs in 15 years

Three lion babies are next to their mother Zarina in the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The three lion babies were born on April 14, 2018 and are from now on officially shown to the zoo visitors. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Two lion babies walk together in the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Three lion babies were born on April 14, 2018 and are from now on officially shown to the zoo visitors. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

FRANKFURT, Germany — The Frankfurt zoo is showing off its first lion cubs in 15 years.

The mother, Zarina, gave birth to triplets April 14, and kept a close eye on her offspring as they took their first steps in the zoo's lion enclosure on Wednesday.

The father, 12-year-old Kumar, is being kept apart from 6-year-old Zarina and the cubs until zookeepers are sure that the mother will tolerate his presence. The Asian lion cubs haven't yet been named, and keepers believe — but aren't yet sure — that two of them are male.

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