WATCH: Mother lion cares for five new cubs in Indian animal sanctuary

 A mother lion has given birth to five cubs in India, and all of them have survived.

And that’s a rarity according to the handlers at the Gir sanctuary in western India.

The lioness named Laxmi gave birth on May 17th, and now the cubs are almost three months old.

They weigh between eight and nine pounds, and are all healthy.

Laxmi’s mother was also a strong mother according to the head of sanctuary.

The sanctuary was formerly a hunting reserve for Indian royalty, but now serves as the home of the Asiatic lion.

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