Lion Cubs Debut at the Maryland Zoo
Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 02:31 PM EST
After much anticipation, three lion cubs made their debut at the Maryland Zoo Saturday morning.
Luke, Leia and Zuri came out to play in the warmer temperatures, much to the delight of children and parents Saturday morning.
They are three of the most recent additions to the Zoo and onlookers were in awe of the trio's first public appearance.
"The lion cubs are so fun. They were wrestling," said Judah, a young visitor Saturday morning.
Luke and Leia, who are named after the famous movie siblings, are almost five-months-old and were born at the zoo.
Zuri is a Florida native and is described as more observant than the others.
Mike McClure with the zoo explained, "This is something we see every day and we don't take for granted. And to get to share it with people, it's awesome."
Parents said they will take advantage of this teachable moment and will bring their children back as they grown along with the lion cubs.
Saturday was only the third time the cubs have been allowed outdoors. The Zoo will set a regular schedule for them once temperatures warm.