Lionesses give birth to nine cubs at Safari Park



Punjab Wildlife and Parks Director General Khalid Ayaz Khan has said that three lionesses have given birth to three cubs each at Safari Park.

Talking to media at his office on Friday, Khan said that after the birth of these cubs, the number of lions in Safari Park has reached 23.

He said the lionesses who gave birth to these cubs were Kaloo, Kajil and Rani. He further said that Kajil and Rani had also born at Safari Park.

Khan said the Wildlife Department was looking after the lionesses properly, adding that the cubs were healthy.

According to Khan, at present there are 12 lions in Lahore Zoo, eight in Bahawalpur Zoo, two in Dera Ghazi Khan, three in Loi Bher, two in Vehari and two in Kamalia Wildlife Parks.

He said that the total number of lions in Wildlife Parks and Zoos of Wildlife Department has reached 52 which was appreciable as the lions in such a large number are not available in any other province. He said that the lovers of wildlife would be able to see these cubs during the next month.