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Dehiwala Zoo looking for surrogate mother for lion cubs

22 April 2015 12:45 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The National Zoological Garden said it was looking out for a female dog with puppies of two or three days old to feed three lion cubs that were born this morning.

Assistant Director Anoma Priyardarshani said the lioness had avoided feeding the cubs since they were born.

“We were waiting for the lioness to feed the cubs till this evening. But she rejected feeding them. We decided to feed them with specially imported milk powder meant for lions. But they need to be fed by an animal so that they could get the required immunization,” she said.

Ms. Priyadarshani said the lioness, Sachina aged four years, had rejected her cub on an earlier occasion as well.

Pix by H.M.Dharmapala

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  • ANTON Wednesday, 22 April 2015 06:35 PM


    TONY Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:37 PM


    duminda premarathna Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:46 PM

    the new Era of lions are becoming dogs!!!!!!

    RW Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:35 AM

    May be she thinks about maintaining her beauty.

    Elsa Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:23 PM

    check in hambantota..!!!

    JDL Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:39 PM

    maybe she is struggeling to find the real father!

    Missgod Thursday, 23 April 2015 01:53 PM

    How about MR who has lots of puppies

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