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4 lion cubs born at Seattle zoo

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SEATTLE -- Woodland Park Zoo says a 3-year-old lion has given birth to four cubs. It's the first birth of lions at the Seattle zoo in 20 years.
The zoo said the mother, Adia, and cubs are secluded in a maternity den to allow them to bond after the Thursday night birth. The father is the zoo's 13-year-old lion, Hubert.
Staffers are monitoring the litter by web cam. Cubs typically weigh about 3 pounds at birth.
The zoo's lions belong to the South African subspecies. Those lions range in weight from 260 to 400 pounds. A 13-year-old female lion also lives in Woodland Park's African Savanna.
Zoo mammal curator Martin Ramirez said the cubs will be out for public viewing when they are a little older and more mobile -- and when outdoor temperatures are a minimum 50 degrees.
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