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Wild Inside the National Zoo: SEASON 1: EPISODE 2

Lion Pride

It's a lion baby boom! Within two months, six new cubs are born at Smithsonian's National Zoo, tripling the size of its pride. In the wild, lion populations have declined nearly 50% over the last 20 years. The zoo's pride is crucial in growing their numbers and teaching scientists how to best protect nature's most-social cats. Join their caretakers, who walk you through the cubs' development and the importance of meatball training. Then learn about the pride's wide-ranging personalities and the challenges of striking the right big-cat balance.