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Wild Inside the National Zoo: Lion Pride

Full Episode | 04:55

Within two months, six new lion cubs are born at Smithsonian's National Zoo. Here, their caretakers walk us through pride life, from tracking the cubs' health with meatballs to identifying the strong bonds the lions form with one another.

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It's a lion baby boom! Within two months, six new cubs are born at Smithsonian's National Zoo, tripling the size of its pride. In the wild, lion populations have declined nearly 50% over the last 20 years. The zoo's pride is crucial in growing their numbers and teaching scientists how to best protect nature's most-social cats. Join their caretakers, who walk you through the cubs' development and the importance of meatball training. Then learn about the pride's wide-ranging personalities and the challenges of striking the right big-cat balance.

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