Baby lion making public debut at Lufkin zoo Saturday

Source: Ellen Trout Zoo
Source: Ellen Trout Zoo

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Ashur, the white lion cub born at Ellen Trout Zoo in July, will make his public debut on Saturday.

Zoo director Gordon Henley said Ashur will be allowed to go outside with his mother beginning at 10 a.m.

Henley said the zoo will keep the door to the inside of the exhibit open so the mother and her cub can come in and out as they are comfortable.

Ashur was born totally white on July 15 and is now being introduced to his father, Mashaka, under the watchful eye of his mother, Adia.

Henley said Ashur has been slowly darkening from his original color, as expected.

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