Lion Cub Makes Triumphant Zoo Miami Debut

“Kwasi” goes on display at Zoo Miami for the first time on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (Source: Zoo Miami)
11 “Kwasi” goes on display at Zoo Miami for the first time on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (Source: Zoo Miami)
“Kwasi” and his mother on public display at Zoo Miami for the first time on March 13, 2014.
2 “Kwasi” and his mother on public display at Zoo Miami for the first time on March 13, 2014.
The lion cub, born at the zoo on December 15th, has faced several health challenges ranging from dehydration to bacterial infections. (Source: Zoo Miami)
4 The lion cub, born at the zoo on December 15th, has faced several health challenges ranging from dehydration to bacterial infections. (Source: Zoo Miami)
After months of nursing, the lion cub has overcome obstacles and is now thriving under his mother’s care.  (Source: Zoo Miami)
7 After months of nursing, the lion cub has overcome obstacles and is now thriving under his mother’s care. (Source: Zoo Miami)
“Kwasi” was born to first-time mother “Asha,” a lioness that was born at the Bronx Zoo in January of 2010. (Source: Zoo Miami)
5 “Kwasi” was born to first-time mother “Asha,” a lioness that was born at the Bronx Zoo in January of 2010. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Named “Kwasi” after a famous African warrior, the zoo staff describes the 3-month-old cub as a fighter.  (Source: Zoo Miami)
10 Named “Kwasi” after a famous African warrior, the zoo staff describes the 3-month-old cub as a fighter. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Until further notice, the zoo plans on opening the mother and cub exhibit until noon each day. They will spend their afternoons off exhibit in their den area while the two males are on exhibit.  (Source: Zoo Miami)
14 Until further notice, the zoo plans on opening the mother and cub exhibit until noon each day. They will spend their afternoons off exhibit in their den area while the two males are on exhibit. (Source: Zoo Miami)
"Kwasi" likes to play with mom's tail.  (Source: CBS4)
Lion Cub 9 "Kwasi" likes to play with mom's tail. (Source: CBS4)
The cub’s father is one of two brothers, “Jabari” and “Kwame,” born at the Racine Zoo in Wisconsin in September of 2007. (Source: CBS4)
Lion Cub 10 The cub’s father is one of two brothers, “Jabari” and “Kwame,” born at the Racine Zoo in Wisconsin in September of 2007. (Source: CBS4)
Kwasi the 3-month-old lion cub makes debut at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
17 Kwasi the 3-month-old lion cub makes debut at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
6 Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
8 Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
9 Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
12 Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
13 Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
15 Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
16 Lion cub makes his debut alongside his mother at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)
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