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Lioness at Alipore zoo gives birth to 3 cubs after decades

Kolkata: A lioness named Shurti gave birth to three lion cubs at the Alipore Zoological Garden on June 28.

The cubs and their mother have been kept under the CCTV surveillance.

It may be mentioned that after more than two decades, a lioness has given birth to lion cubs in the zoo. The director of Alipore Zoological Garden, Asis Kumar Samanata on Monday said Shruti had given birth to three cubs on June 28 and a team was formed to look into their wellbeing. The team comprised three doctors and two supervisors to smoothly conduct the delivery.

"We had formed a team for the delivery. Two days after the delivery, on Sunday evening we noticed that the lioness was not feeding one of the cubs. It was taken to the hospital where it was fed. This lion cub is found to be little week. It would take some time to be stable. All the animals have been kept under observation. It is presumed that the lion cubs will be put inside the enclosure for public viewing after three months," Samanta said.

The officials and the employees are very excited to get three lion cubs in the zoo.

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