Asiatic Lions (male with young) at Dublin Zoo (Ireland)
The cub was born on 25 June 2015 to mum Sita, who came from Mulhouse Zoo in France in 2012
and dad Kumar, who came to Dublin Zoo from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) in the Netherlands.
The Asiatic Lion (also known as the Indian Lion or Persian Lion) is a lion subspecies that exists as a single population in India's Gujarat state.
It is listed as Endangered by IUCN due its small population size. The Asiatic Lion is one of five big cat species found in India, apart from Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard, Snow Leopard and Clouded Leopard. It formerly occurred in Persia, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Baluchistan, from Sindh in the west to Bengal in the east, and from Rampur and Rohilkund in the north to Nerbudda in the south. It differs from the African Lion by less inflated auditory bullae, a larger tail tuft and a less developed mane.