Would You Like To Watch Four Lion Cubs Learn To Swim?


I don’t see why anyone would not. Last week at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C., zookeepers dropped four eight-week-old baby lions into a pool to make sure they’d be safe and comfortable when they’re moved to the pen where they’ll live, which is surrounded by a nine-foot moat. Everything seems to have worked out fine. And since the cubs have apparently yet to be named—they are identified in the Smithsonian’s video only as “First Cub,” “Second Cub,” etc.—I have decided to name them based on their performances.

First Cub (female) = Drippy
Second Cub (female) = Soggy
Third Cub (Male) = Whiney
Fourth Cub (Female) = Michaela Phelps