Daily cuteness: giant kitties in the zoo

baby lions behave like cats at home

Hungarion version

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the newest babies in Budapest Zoo, three newly-born and freshly-named lion kittens.

Kamal, Szimba and Kiran were born two months ago and while they look like kittens now, weighing just 7-10 kilogrammes, one day they will of course grow into real wild animals.

At a press conference their keepers told us the names of the babies and vaccinated them after weighing them. I didn’t particularly like the photos I could take at the presser so I hung on to photograph them in their own environment, or in their proper zoo habitat I should say as photos taken through a fence are hardly the same as ones taken in their natural habitat. So they won’t qualify as nature photos nor will I win any photo contests with it that could cause any arguments later. What is indisputable, at least for me, is that they are really cute.

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