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Fuzzball alert! Phoenix-area zoo welcomes five big cat cubs

A new lion cub is shown at the Wildlife World Zoo. (Twitter Photo/@YotesSignGirl)

PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area zoo has welcomed five big cat cubs in the recent weeks and they are now on display for the public.

“Some baby African lions, we have a baby white tiger and a baby spotted leopard, so we’re thrilled to have these all on display in our animal nursery,” Mickey Ollson with the Wildlife World Zoo, located near the Loop 303 and Northern Avenue in Litchfield Park, said.

Ollson said the zoo has declared the animals’ arrival as Cub-A-Palooza in honor of the little critters.

He said visitors can see the 5- to 6-week-old cubs every day of the week. The area housing them is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“They’re growing and they’re really cute now because they’re really lively and they’re exploring their habitat,” Ollson said.

The cubs are being fed through bottles, but will likely be introduced to meat soon.

Wildlife World Zoo is offering a special ticket deal for people who want to see the cubs.

KTAR’s Jeremy Foster contributed to this report.

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