Baby Lions Learn To Swim at National Zoo

[postimg url=””]Four adorable lion cubs at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. learned how to swim on Tuesday.

The cubs are all around eight weeks old, but The Washington Post reports that in a few more weeks they will be too large and potentially dangerous to be handled by their keepers. Before the cubs are moved to the larger lion quarters, which has a moat that gets as deep as nine feet, zoo officials need to be sure they have no problems in the water.

Although lions are born with the ability to swim, zoo officials want to make sure each of the cubs are comfortable with the water to be certain any future incidents are prevented.[link url=]

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