Face masks must be worn while on the bus.

We just can’t wait to meet the cubs!

They’re going to be the mane event, like no cubs were before! They’re brushing up on playing around and working on their roar.

Monarto Safari Park’s little lion cubs have had their first visit to the vet with the health check revealing the litter has three boys and one girl.

During their check-up, the cubs were microchipped and had bloods taken to make sure they were in tip-top health.

Veterinarian Jerome Kalvas said the fluffy felines are growing up, becoming more adventurous and are all in paw-fect condition weighing in between 3.1kg to 3.9kg.

“We went in to determine their sex and found three males and one female – I expect that she will be one tough little girl with three brothers to compete with!” he said.

“All four cubs were in excellent condition and while examining them we also microchipped and took bloods to assess any underlying health values.”

The veterinarian team will check on the cubs again and give them their first vaccination when they are eight weeks old.

Husani is continuing to show what a great mum she is, with keepers reporting she is very affectionate with her little ones.

The family is now venturing around the outside yard and can sometimes be visible on the Zu-loop bus and during the Lions at Bedtime experience.

Keepers have a camera to monitor the family in this outside area and we will continue to share all the cute milestone moments until they are ready to venture out with the pride and on exhibit.

Zoos SA is also excited to announce that our Lions 360 and Lions at Bedtime experiences are back up and running after a short period of closure due to COVID-19.

During the Lions 360 experience, visitors can take the ultimate walk of the brave and enter the dome to get a 360-degree view of our lion pride. All participants must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask, which will be provided by Zoos SA.

Each time you take part in an experience like Lions 360 you are supporting Zoos SA conservation work and helping to protect lions in the wild.

Your support helps Zoos SA’s partners the Painted Dog Conservation Inc and the Zambian Carnivore Program safeguard lions in their native Zambia.

Our vital conservation work also wouldn’t be possible without the amazing support of wonderful corporate partners like ElectraNet.

For more information or to book your tickets, please visit www.monartosafari.com.au. Or to book a lion experience, visit www.monartosafari.com.au/animal-experiences/.

 

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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