Watch a trio of lion cubs play in their Johannesburg Zoo debut

Watch a trio of lion cubs play in their Johannesburg Zoo debut

Three lion cubs made their debut at the Johannesburg Zoo on Wednesday, and it's clear they love to play.

The lions include the male Letaba and his two sisters, Sabi and Jubba. The cubs were born on a Thabazimbi farm in April and moved to the zoo in July. The Johannesburg Zoo is trying to acquire more lion cubs so that it can breed a new generation of lions.

The cubs won't live with the zoo's adult lions, though — the full-grown lions "will definitely kill" the cubs, Agnes Maluleke, who is responsible for the management of the big cats at the zoo, told The Associated Press.

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"We are so excited to have the lion cubs. It has been over five years since the zoo has had cubs and our adult lions are aging," Maluleke told AP. "These cubs of a new blood line will ensure the continuation of the species in our collection."

Check out the lion cubs playing in the video below. --Meghan DeMaria

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