After 28 years, an Asiatic lioness on Thursday gave birth to three cubs at the municipal corporation-run Gandhi Zoological Park here, an official said.
The cubs are being looked after according to Central Zoo Authority guidelines in view of the coronavirus outbreak, Gwalior Municipal Commissioner Sandeep Makin said.
The lioness, Pari, and her partner Jai were brought to the park from zoos in neighbouring Chhattisgarh in 2012, he said.
Madhya Pradesh: Pari, a tigress gave birth to 3 tiger cubs last night, at Gandhi Prani Udhyan Zoo in Gwalior. They have been kept under isolation for 30-40 days, in the wake of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/TvGXg9YPrS
— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2020
Makin said the cubs are in good health and will be kept in isolation for 40 days to ensure they don’t contract any infection.
It was after a gap of 28 years that a lioness has given birth to cubs in the zoological park, the civic commissioner said.