3 newborn lion cubs a rare joyful sight in war-torn Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Three-day-old lion cubs were displayed in a cardboard box at a Gaza City zoo on Saturday, a rare joyous sight for children and adults, just days after Israeli planes pounded the territory and militants from Gaza fired hundreds of rockets into Israel.
Veterinarian Mahmoud al-Sultan said each cub weighed around 700 grams. He said he felt lucky the birth was successful despite the deafening noise of constant explosions during three days of fighting. The cubs’ mother had miscarried in the past, al-Sultan said.