Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
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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

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HiredGoons (#603)
Kevin Patterson (#5,933)

Sweet Jeebus in the morning Goons! That video made me all stabby.

HiredGoons (#603)

yes, the productions values leave something to be desired, I agree.

6h057 (#1,914)

The next time I have to catsit I'm gonna show them this video to scare 'em straight.

BECAUSE THAT LITTER BOX WILL BE FUCKING IMMACULATE WHEN I GET BACK!

Those kitties look PISSED.

bureaucrette (#367)

Between this and your delightful post about the trilobite cold case, you are cheering me up immensely, Dave. Keep the science and nature coming! (Until the new Congress outlaws them, that is.)

Dave Bry (#422)

What new congress? LALALA!!! Look at those baby lions!

That zookeeper in the water looks like she belongs in the next "Avatar" sequel. And you know Cameron would cast lions as his leading actors if he could.

On a day when one isn\'t feeling very good about one\'s country, it is nice to be reminded that we have a damned fine zoo.

deepomega (#1,720)

I miss that zoo!

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

That last cub was awesome. She was like screw you I will swim wherever the hell I want to.

That fourth cub loves to swim: moat, schmoat. I'm naming her Futuretouristmuncher.

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