Five-week-old lion cubs having fun cuddling

These cute lion cubs at the Oregon Zoo are very relaxed. Playing, cuddling, sleeping - that's how the little ones spend their day. And sometimes the mouth is opened and yawned like the big ones.

The lion cubs were born five weeks ago. Löwenmama Neka gave birth to three of them in September. With big eyes and clumsy paws, they are now exploring their surroundings. The little ones are still nameless, but their different personalities come into their own. It will be a while before they are as big and strong as their parents.

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