Lion cubs born at Zoo Miami

  • One of three new lion cubs at Zoo Miami is held by a zookeeper awaiting a neonatal exam. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Zoo Associate Veterinarian Dr. Meredith Persky, left, inserts a microchip into a newborn lion cub at Zoo Miami while zookeeper Kim Jacobs tries to keep the cub still. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Zoo veterinarian Dr. Meredith Persky checks to see that the newly inserted microchip can be properly read while zookeeper Stephanie Howard holds the cub by the scruff of the neck. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Zookeeper Stephanie Howard beams with pride as she holds one of three newborn lion cubs at Zoo Miami during its neonatal exam. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • These are the first three lion cubs to be born at Zoo Miami since it opened in 1980. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Two of three lion cubs born at Zoo Miami. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Zoo Miami's lioness Kashifa gave birth to three lion cubs Tuesday, Sept. 24. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • The lion cubs were born as part of a planned breeding program at Zoo Miami. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • One of three lion cubs born at Zoo Miami on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI