Pradeep Pattanayak

In a piece of good news for animal lovers, Rewa, the lioness at Nandankanan Zoological Park, gave birth to three male cubs on Monday. 

The Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Susanta Nanda informed this in a post on his X handle with a small video clip and a photograph of the cubs. 

He welcomed the new guests to the zoo by calling them as Amar, Akbar and Anthony. 

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However, Rewa has abandoned her cubs after their birth. So they have been kept at the ICU of the zoo’s hospital. 

“Welcome Amar, Akbar & Anthony. Seven year old Asiatic lion Rewa at Nandankanan Zoological Park has given birth to three male cubs. As the mother abandoned them, they were stabilised in neonatal ICU & are being hand reared now,” read PCCF (Wildlife) Nanda’s post. (SIC)