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National Zoo Has 1st Lion Cub Birth In 20 Years

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The National Zoo says 6-year-old Nababiep gave birth to a lion cub early Tuesday morning.
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The National Zoo says 6-year-old Nababiep gave birth to a lion cub early Tuesday morning.

WASHINGTON (AP) For the first time in more than 20 years, a lion cub has been born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The zoo says 6-year-old Nababiep gave birth to a cub early Tuesday morning. Keepers will monitor the mother to see if she gives birth to additional cubs.

Zoo Director Dennis Kelly says the birth helps the Smithsonian contribute to the conservation of African lions. It has been many years since the zoo had the right combination of animals to develop a pride.

The cub won't be on display in the lion yard until later this summer. Until then, the zoo has set up a lion cub cam online to give visitors a glimpse of the den.

This is Nababiep's first cub.

Online: Lion Cub Cam: http://tinyurl.com/2e6tlkc
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