Taronga Zoo Has Announced The Birth Of Five African Lion Cubs And You Can Livestream Them 24/7

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

Taronga Zoo Has Announced The Birth Of Five African Lion Cubs And You Can Livestream Them 24/7

You can follow the journey of these African lion cubs from home!

If you’ve been livestreaming Taronga Zoo’s online channel, you know its brought some serious levity and laughs to an otherwise stressful couple of weeks. Taking it up a notch, the zoo has announced some very aww-worthy news indeed. They announced earlier today the birth of five African lion cubs — the first lion cubs to be born at Taronga Zoo in over 18 years.

New 24/7 cub cam

Along with news of their birth, the zoo also announced news of a brand new cub cam. Which means you and I can livestream the adorable lion cubs from the comfort of home for a tax-deductible donation of just $7. Absolute bargain if you ask us. You can also donate more if you have the means. Even better — this comes just in time for the school spring holidays.

Born to mum Maya and dad Ato, the five lion cubs comprising of three females and two males were born on August 12 coinciding with their dad’s birthday. Check out a tiny glimpse of them with their mum.

(Video credit: Supplied/ Taronga Zoo)

Since their birth, they have been closely monitored and looked after by the staff at Taronga zoo and now they’re inviting you to be a part of their journey as well.

“In a first for Taronga, we are giving our community access to meet these five precious cubs and bringing them along on the journey from the very beginning. From when they start finding their feet, to when their paws touch grass for the first time – our community will be right there with us” said Cameron Kerr, CEO, Taronga Conservation Society Australia.


“As a not-for-profit zoo, one the best ways the public can support our two Zoos and our critical conservation work is by tuning in to Taronga TV’s brand-new cub cam. With a donation of just $7 you are supporting our work at Taronga’s two zoos and our on-the-ground work in Northern Kenya – one of six native homelands of the African Lion” said Kerr.

Want more?

You can also watch mischievous meerkats, adorable otters and seals frolic around at the zoo thanks to Taronga TV which lets you experience their adorable antics from home.

To start your weekend right, head over to Taronga TV. They also release new and adorable content daily on its Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels.

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