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So. Cal. sanctuary takes in 3 lion cubs

POSTED: 9:54 am PDT April 24, 2007
UPDATED: 10:58 am PDT April 24, 2007

SAN DIEGO — Officials with a local exotic animal shelter said they have rescued three young lion cubs.

The cubs were 28 days old and weighed less than 10 pounds when they were taken in by the San Diego County-based Lions Tigers and Bears.

“We could not sit back and ignore the plight of these helpless cubs,” Lions Tigers and Bears spokesowoman Bobbi Brink said in a news release.

The shelter took responsibility for the cubs from Louisiana Big-Cat rescue. Officials with that organization said the cubs were born after a pair of failed vasectomies in two of their lions.

According to shelter officials in Alpine, they took custody of the cubs after getting emergency clearance from California Fish & Game.

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