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Lion Cubs Get Clear Invoice Of Well being In Dubbo


Three of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s latest arrivals have handed their first well being checks and vaccinations with flying colors. The trio of feminine lion cubs have been just lately examined by veterinary and conserving workers within the Zoo’s behind the-scenes lion dens.

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Vet Alisa Wallace & Justine Powell
Vet Alisa Wallace & Justine Powell
Vet Alisa Wallace & Justine Powell
Vet Alisa Wallace & Justine Powell
Vet Alisa Wallace & Justine Powell

Senior Veterinarian Alisa Wallace checked the cub’s weight, enamel and gums, eyes, coat and claws, listened to their hearts and scored their total physique situation. In the course of the well being verify every cub acquired the primary of three vaccinations, a microchip for identification functions, and a hair clip to assist keepers with monitoring from a distance. 

“All three cubs are thriving and are in nice physique situation,” Alisa stated following the well being verify. “Every cub weighs round 5.5-6kg, which is a superb weight for this age. Their total well being is a superb testomony to mom Marion’s milk provide and her dedication to mothering her cubs.”

Lion Supervisor Justine Powell stated the cubs are assembly all their developmental milestones and have gotten more and more curious concerning the outdoors world.

“They’re venturing out of the den into their outside yard frequently with Marion and as soon as there they play with one another, with the woodchip mulch, and climb among the low constructions within the yard corresponding to logs and rocks,” Justine stated. 

“Two of the cubs are fairly daring and brave, while one prefers to attend and see earlier than making any choices. It is vitally attention-grabbing to see how their personalities are creating.”

“Marion, a first-time mum, is doing a tremendous job. She recovered effectively from the delivery and is taking her new function as mum very significantly. She grooms and cleans the trio rather a lot, provides a whole lot of milk, and is actually a 24-hour mum.”

The cubs are beginning to examine Marion’s meals, so keepers are trialling the cubs on small items of meat corresponding to rooster wings, rib bones and mince.

There are a number of milestones forward for the cubs earlier than they’ll make their public debut, together with receiving remaining vaccinations and their introduction to dad, Lwazi. Though they will all see, odor and listen to one another, this introduction will occur slowly to make sure an important consequence for all.

The cubs are but to be named and the Zoo is worked up to substantiate {that a} naming competitors might be introduced within the close to future. Keep watch over the Zoo’s social channels for particulars on the naming of those treasured bundles, and for extra information on once you’ll be capable to see them.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is open day by day from 9am-4pm. For extra details about planning a go to to Taronga Western Plains Zoo or to buy your tickets on-line go to www.taronga.org.au/dubbo-zoo



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