Lion cubs meet their dad for the first time

The king of the jungle is the king of patience.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   March 7, 2014 at 5:20 PM

PORTLAND, Ore., March 7 (UPI) -- Three 6-month-old cubs met their dad for the first time at the Oregon Zoo and the king of the zoo quickly took to them with lion-sized patience during playtime.

The zoo wasn't sure how the dad, Zawadi, would react to his cubs but as soon as they met him, he quickly started playing with them. He also allowed them to climb, chase, and generally annoy him with the patience only a parent can have.

The lions can be seen at the zoo on any day with temperatures above 45 degrees.


Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Man named 'Something Long and Complicated' proves identity to Facebook
Montreal man's political posters: 'I just wanted a sign'
Audit: Scientists in Antarctica prone to alcohol-fueled fights, indecent exposure
Alaska Airlines misplaced its own CEO's luggage
Semi truck caught on camera crossing South Carolina flood waters