The Royal Successors: Introducing Lion Cubs In The Zoo

Lion Cubs In Khao Kheow Zoo

At Khao Kheow Open Zoo we have more exciting news to declare. Our zoo in Sriracha has been blessed by the inclusion of 2 new baby lions. The honorable zoo director, Khun Su-ri-ya Saeng-pong revealed to the public one male and one female lion cub. These cubs are both two months old. Visitors in the zoo can not only take a look at these wonderfully playful cubs but also pet them. On every Saturday, Sunday and holidays the visitors can get close and personal with the cute cubs from 11 am to 2pm.

Lions are one of the largest feline animals in the cat family. It is also the one and only king of the jungle. A male lion can grow up to be 250 kg heavy. In the wild they are known to live for 10-15 years, but in captivity they can easily reach the age of 20. Female lions can breed at the age of 3 where as male lions can breed at the age of 4-6 years. At one time they can reproduce a litter of 3 to 5 cubs. Lions spend most of their day snoozing which could extend up to 20 hrs at times. The most active part of the day is post dusk although they can be active at any part of the day. When a male lion becomes active it is mainly to groom itself and do hunting. But you don’t have to hunt for a perfect opportunity, just visit the Khao Kheow Open Zoo and our JTTJ team will gladly introduce you to these fierce yet cuddly new members of our wild family.

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