The cubs have been getting better at walking and are discovering they can play with one another. Last week, keepers and lucky webcam viewers caught the cubs wrestling in one of the dens after an afternoon nap. Keepers have also witnessed the cubs playing and rolling down a mound in their yard. Play behavior will continue to increase as they learn skills like stalking, chasing and pouncing.
Having more mobility also allows the cubs to explore more! They get bouts of energy where they leave the tall grasses and move away from Amani. If she doesn’t like where the cubs are wandering off to, and they aren’t listening when she calls them back, Amani will pick them up and bring them to where she wants them.