Cub debuts at Bronx Zoo

April 22, 2009 9:52:52 PM PDT
A spunky lion cub named Moxie made her public debut on Earth Day at New York City's Bronx Zoo. Wildlife Conservation Society director Jim Breheny says "Moxie" is the first lion cub born at the Bronx Zoo in 31 years.

Her parents were part of the zoo's breeding program. The cub weighed 3 pounds at birth on November 6, 2008. Zookeepers say Moxie could grow to 350 pounds.

The zoo says cold weather delayed the cub's debut until Wednesday. Moxie joins the other lions living at the African Plains exhibit.

--- On the Net: Wildlife Conservation Society: http://www.wcs.org/


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