Mane event: Watch the lion cubs at Edinburgh Zoo

The zoo wants to thank all those people who have donated money so far to help them feed the animals.

Edinburgh Zoo has launched a new live webcam to thank everyone who donated to help feed its animals in April.

The webcam gives viewers the chance to watch eight-month-old Asiatic lion cubs from home.

‘Lion cam’ will also help to raise awareness of the threats faced by this endangered species in the wild.

Alison Maclean, animal team leader at Edinburgh Zoo, said: “We are so grateful for the support we’ve had so far and wanted to do something to thank everyone for raising enough money to feed our animals in April.

“Our playful Asiatic lion cubs, Mitaali , Keshari and Kushanu, love exploring outside with mum Roberta and dad Jayendra and are getting bigger and more adventurous every day.

“It is really exciting to be able to live stream their antics to viewers at home.”

Asiatic lions are now only found in Gir Forest in India. The wild population is estimated to be as low as 350, with threats including poaching, habitat destruction, conflict with humans and a declining number of prey animals.

People can help feed the zoo’s animals and protect wildlife in Scotland and around the world by donating through the zoo’s website page.