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Great Cats News Archive

Sep. 15, 2014
Watch the latest from "Wild Inside the National Zoo." Video
Jul. 28, 2014
The Great Cats exhibit is celebrating two very special birthdays on Au
Jul. 01, 2014
On Father's Day weekend, Shera's four cubs made their big debut at the Great Cats exhibit! Now, visitors can see the whole pride every day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weather permitting. Animal keeper... read more
Jun. 13, 2014
The four youngest member
May. 06, 2014
Four African lion cubs took a brisk paddle today and passed their swim reliability test. The cubs—three males and one female—were born at the Zoo March 2. All cubs born at the Great Cats exhibit must... read more
Apr. 30, 2014
The lion cubs are all doing quite well! Naba's girls weigh about 30 pounds now, and Shera's cubs range from 19 to 20.5 pounds. Shera's cub that had the limp is showing great improvement. His limp is... read more
Apr. 25, 2014
Sumatran Tiger cubs Bandar and Sukacita turn nine months old on May 5—how time flies! One sign that they are making the transition from cubs to sub-adults is that both have started to lose their "... read more
Apr. 24, 2014
This update was written by animal keeper Kristen Clark.
Apr. 16, 2014
We have an animal care update from our Great Cats team. Last week, one of our African lion cubs—a male born to Shera and Luke—had not gained as much weight as expected and was exhibiting some... read more
Apr. 10, 2014
Last week, keepers started introductions between Shera and Naba's cubs! Keepers watch these interactions closely in the event that the cubs need to be separated. Fortunately, everyone has been... read more