A pair of 6 and ½ week-old African lion cubs gulp down their lunch of kitten formula during a bottle-feeding earlier today at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
IT HONESTLY DOESN'T MATTER... how many cute animal videos you plunk in front of or the number of adorable gifs featuring a frog and a bunny who are friends that you watch or the amount of animated specials about furry woodland creatures you consume. Seeing a brother-sister pair of six-and-a-half-week-old lion cubs getting a bottle just about tops 'em all. But this is no Internet creation or the creative work of a deft meme maker; the lion cubs really do exist at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. And, unlike many a baby animal who stays off view for a number of months, the twosome can be admired each day, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the park's animal care center. There is, however, a caveat: "the cubs average about 20 hours of sleep per day." Wise lions. So, nope, you may not witness one of their bottle-feedings, and you may see them curled up into small lion balls, but figure the chance to see a lion cub, in person, doesn't come around all too often. The park reports that both cubs, who weigh in at 9 and 12 pounds, "are becoming more agile" and playful. So fingers, or claws, crossed that they're up and frolicking when you arrive to have a peek.
OKAY... we might have fibbed a little. There is a cute animal video to share, and it involves the tumbly pair. And share it we shall. Can't get down to the animal park as fast as you like? Get your feline fix now.