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Last weekend to see Birmingham Zoo's lion cubs

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The Birmingham Zoo is holding a final farewell for its five African lion cubs.

This weekend, there will be special send-off Predator Zones at 11:30am and 3:30pm for the cubs.

At the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan, the two male cubs, Baron and Vulcan, will be going to the Montgomery Zoo.  The three female cubs, Asha, Kimba and Lily, will go to African Safari in Puebla, Mexico.

The goal is for Asha, Kimba and Lily to ultimately breed with African Safari's male lions.  Baron and Vulcan will stay together at the Montgomery Zoo until they receive breeding recommendations by the Species Survival Plan.

The cubs' father, 7-year old Kwanza and mother, 6-year old Akili will remain at the Birmingham Zoo.

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