Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Singapore Zoo

Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Singapore Zoo

Lion cub born at Singapore Zoo, first in the country conceived through assisted reproduction

Lion cub born at Singapore Zoo, first in the country conceived through assisted reproduction

26/1/2021 7:03:00 AM

Lion cub born at Singapore Zoo , first in the country conceived through assisted reproduction

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Zoo welcomed its first lion cub conceived through assisted reproduction on Oct 23 last year, Wildlife Reserves Singapore ...

“Observations suggested that Kayla was possibly suffering from inflammation of her mammary glands,” WRS said.The intervention was only made after careful deliberation, said WRS.Lion cubs usually start transitioning to meat when they are between two and three months old. Keepers have started to incorporate raw meat into Simba’s diet. (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)

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“It was a delicate decision because animals can reject their young following temporary separation,” said Kughan Krishnan, the head keeper of carnivores at the Singapore Zoo.“Thankfully, Kayla was accepting of the intervention which reflects the trust relationship built up over time between the lioness and her animal care team, that helped to achieve the positive outcome.”

Now three months old, Simba is making good progress.“Simba is growing up to be a healthy and inquisitive little lion,” WRS said.Three-month-old Simba is developing into a healthy and energetic young lion. (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)“He has started to enjoy small amounts of raw meat together with his milk and spends most of his day playing with enrichment devices prepared by his keepers to nurture his development. His current favourite is a rattan ball which he likes to tussle with. headtopics.com

“As his features start to develop, it is evident that Mufasa lives in him as they share the same beautiful eyes.”Simba and Kayla are currently housed in an off-exhibit area at the zoo, a measure which will allow the lions to bond privately, and the cub will gradually be introduced to the rest of his family, which includes a half-sister and an aunt.

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