By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : January 27, 2021, 08:00
Duration : 01:01
Singapore: Lion cub named Simba born via artificial intelligence at a zoo
The Singapore Zoo has welcomed a lion cub named Simba to its animal kingdom following artificial insemination that officials said on Tuesday was a first for the city-state. It is rare for lions to be conceived through artificial insemination, with the procedure first carried out successfully in 2018 - resulting in two cubs in South Africa. Lion populations in the wild have plummeted more than 40 percent over the past two decades.