Tiny cub Karis proved she's not too dissimilar to human children as she threw herself into the pile of golden leaves carefully collected by her keepers, even ending up with a pile on her head.

The adventurous 11-week-old cub, who was born in September, is proving to be quite the character, with Mr Reid constantly coming up with new ways to entertain her.

'The keepers try to keep things interesting for Karis,' said park manager Gary Gilmour.

Karis was born on September 10 to Teekay and father Dudley, joining her older sister Libby who was born two years ago.

The cub will grow to around 150kg and brings the Blair Drummond pride to eight lions in total.

'She's doing absolutely great,' said Mr Gilmour.

'She is growing fast, and she has quite a wee temper on her.

'She's just starting to eat meat now.'

Karis has been kept away from the rest of the pride since her birth as keepers wait until she is a little bit bigger, although they expect her to be introduced to her fellow lions around Christmas time.

Responses to "Adorable Lion Cub Loves Playing In Autumn Leaves "

  1. Such a joy! How similar they are with human children!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Awe that is lovely too see ! at leat one good thing is she is in no danger living under yure protection as her family is ! cause it is too dangerous for our animals now too be living in the wild because of those horrendous poachers and hunters looking for fun and trophys I dont know wot this world is coming too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I so enjoy all of these beautiful and precious pictures and videos of animals - domesticated and wild. Innocence personified! Love it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    awesomly fantastic

  5. Unknown says:

    Simply Beautiful!! Love these photos <3

  6. Anonymous says:

    Stunning and adorable

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