So much ~pride~ happening rn.
Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch via AP
The cubs were born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio on Aug. 16 to mother, Asali, and father, Tomo. A second litter by the same dad was born Aug. 20, but remain out of view.
Meanwhile, the young foursome — one male and three females — got to make their first public appearance without having to ~hang out~ with mom and dad. Instead, zookeepers let them explore the lion yard on their own to make sure they knew how to get in and out of the habitat.
Full blown cuteness ensued…
“You have something to say to our squad?” — Lion cubs, smugly.
…with the cubs taking in their new surrounds and fresh air.
“Wait…I think I smell churros.” — Front cub, probably.
“Yes, those are definitely churros.” — Back cub.