Reid Park's newest lion cubs make their debut - Tucson News Now

Reid Park's newest lion cubs make their debut

Two of the new cubs on exhibit (Source: Maria Hechanova/Tucson News Now) Two of the new cubs on exhibit (Source: Maria Hechanova/Tucson News Now)
New cubs from left to right - Jelani, Sango, Nayo and Baako (Source: Reid Park Zoo) New cubs from left to right - Jelani, Sango, Nayo and Baako (Source: Reid Park Zoo)
Mom and cubs (Source: Reid Park Zoo) Mom and cubs (Source: Reid Park Zoo)
Bundle of cute (Source: Reid Park Zoo) Bundle of cute (Source: Reid Park Zoo)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

New additions to Reid Park Zoo will make their first public appearance after 9 a.m. today. 

The four lion cubs - Jelani, Sango, Nayo and Baako are expected to appear on exhibit with their mother Kaya from 9 a.m. to noon.  Visitors can expect to see mom and her cubs every day during this time frame, while Shombay (the cub's dad) will be on exhibit from noon to 4 p.m.

Each name has special meaning - Jelani, means mighty; Sango means fire; Nayo means joy, and Baako means first born.  The cubs will be on exhibit with Kaya, but will also have access to their night house, in case they want to rest. 

Not able to get to Reid Park to see the cubs in person, don't worry the lion enclosure is one of the new Zoo Cams that can be accessed online and via mobile device.  All fans have to do is go to www.reidparkzoo.org and click on Zoo Cams at the top of the page.

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