POSTED: 9:36 p.m. HST, Dec 17, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 2:24 a.m. HST, Dec 18, 2012
There are three new babies at the Honolulu Zoo.
Lioness Moxy gave birth to three cubs Saturday night.
The sex of the cubs is not yet known. Zoo director Manuel Mollinedo says officials do not want to get too close or place any unnecessary stress on Moxy, whose first pregnancy ended in a stillbirth. He says she is being an excellent mother, cleaning the cubs and picking them up when they start to wander off.
The mother and cubs are isolated from Moxy’s mate, Ekundu, and are being kept from public view for now. Mollinedo wasn’t sure when they would have their public debut.