Wednesday morning, The Denver Zoo announced that a 7-year-old African lion gave birth to a active, alert, healthy cub.

The lion cub is doing very well and zoo staff says he's spending most of the time with mom in a "den box." The den box was constructed to mimic the space a African lion would give birth in the wild.

  The Denver Zoo has a program to help grow the lion population with their Lion Species Survival Plan. This cub's birth is considered a major success for the program.

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