Friday, May 9, 2014

Zoo's Littlest Lion Cubs Take Their Swim Tests

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Beware of Stray Cats at the Philadelphia Zoo

The National Zoo's newest class of lion cubs passed an important exam Tuesday.
One by one, the four cubs were dropped into the moat that surrounds the lions' exhibit to take their swim reliability tests. The cubs were each able to keep their heads above water as they paddled to the shallow end of the moat and climbed onto dry land.

Excellent work, cubs! We hope you got gold star stickers afterward.

The 10-week-olds are the latest to ace the test. Their two older half-sisters also passed recently, and those older cubs could go on exhibit as early as Friday.

All lion cubs at the zoo must take the test to ensure they're ready to be on exhibit.

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