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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Zoo's new lion cubs now online

By Washington Post editors


(Photo: Mehgan Murphy)

You can now see the second litter of lion cubs to be born at the National Zoo via webcam.

Officials at the National Zoo announced Friday that viewers will be able to toggle between four different cameras to try and see new mothers Nababiep and Shera care for their cubs.

Nababiep gave birth to three cubs Wednesday; her younger sister Shera gave birth to a litter of four cubs -- believed to be all females -- Aug. 31.

Officials said the newborn cubs appear to be doing well and that their mother is constantly grooming and nursing the trio. In May, Nababiep gave birth to a single male cub that died four days later after a piece of straw lodged in its lung, causing pneumonia.

This will be your only chance to catch a glimpse of the cubs since they will not be out in the yard until late fall or early winter.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 11:06 AM ET
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