A pair of 16-week-old lion cubs, known as Moran and Amayi are the latest members of the team at Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve.
The lion cubs are a 'first' for Mwabvi, where predators have long since vanished and they will be used to promote environmental conservation and education in local schools and the communities surrounding Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve.
The lion cubs also signal the beginning of Project African Wilderness's big cat breeding programme. Moran and Amayi are half white lion and half brown lion, so in three years time when they can breed them, the offspring can be sent back to South Africa
to strengthen the white lion gene pool by breeding with true white lions.
It is also hoped that their presence at Mwabvi will attract more visitors who may never have travelled to Mwabvi. Kirsten, the 12 year old daughter of the PAW managers at Mwabvi, will be taking care of the lions but there are also opportunities for volunteers to help out.