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Port Lympne show off their three new lion cubs, now a month old

By Sam Williams

Adorable footage of three one-month-old lion siblings play fighting has been released by a Kent animal park.

The young cubs were born at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve in May to impressive male Adras and proud lioness Oudrika.

They are the first to be born at the popular animal park, near Hythe, in over 10 years.

WATCH: Adorable month-old lion cubs filmed frolicking around

Now, at just over a month old, the cubs are growing in confidence every day.

Footage of the trio shows them frolicking and exploring whilst their patient parents look on.

Parents Adras and Oudrika with their young cubs (12889835)
Parents Adras and Oudrika with their young cubs (12889835)
The trio are growing in confidence (12889843)
The trio are growing in confidence (12889843)

And the Port Lympne team say they are delighted with their progress.

Richard Barnes, animal manager and head of large carnivore section said: "The cubs are getting boisterous now, they’re in great shape and are clearly enjoying playfighting with each other.

"Their antics are very appealing, but it won’t be long before their driving their parents to distraction."

The new cubs are the first to be born at the park in 10 years
The new cubs are the first to be born at the park in 10 years

Lucky visitors to the park have already spotted the youngsters - but you don't need to visit the reserve to see the new arrivals.

Port Lympne has now set up Cub Cam, enabling fans of the cute trio to keep up to date with their progress and antics, without missing a thing.

And a compilation of the highlights from the Cub Cam video has been put together on the park's Youtube page.

The team at Port Lympne, which sits on 600 acres and has a South American, Asian and African safari experience, say the cubs have yet to be named.

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