Video: Lion cubs celebrate first birthday at Henry Doorly Zoo -
Published Monday, December 30, 2013 at 8:57 am / Updated at 10:14 am
Video: Lion cubs celebrate first birthday at Henry Doorly Zoo

The Henry Doorly Zoo's five lion cubs celebrated their first birthday on Sunday. The World-Herald's Chris Machian got some footage of the cubs — Taj, Kya, Josiri, Leela and Zuri — tearing into their birthday presents.

"The Littlest Lion" - New childrens book from The World-Herald

The World-Herald has captured the story of the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium lion cubs in “The Littlest Lion,” a children's book written by Carol Bicak.

The cubs' story is told through the eyes of Zuri, the runt of the litter.

The zoo's staff helped her not only to survive but to thrive as she rejoined her family.

“The Littlest Lion” is filled with beautiful photos by The World-Herald's Chris Machian and Kent Sievers, and facts about lions are included at the back of the book.

The book, which costs $14.95, can be ordered online at or by phone at 402-444-1014.

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