Lion cub duo attracts long lines of fans

SUSONOSHI, Japan (NBC/RTV) — Visitors to a safari park west of Japan’s capital can get up close and personal with a pair of lion cubs.

The male and female cubs were born at the end of March, and they’ve been attracting long lines of adoring fans.

People can have their pictures taken while holding one of the cubs.

They’ve gained over five pounds since they were born, and they can only be shown to visitors for a limited time before they start biting.

The cubs will be introduced into the pride of lions at the park once they’ve grown big enough to fend for themselves. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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