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One of the dead lions. (Photo Credit: Ewaso Lions)

One of the dead lions. (Photo Credit: Ewaso Lions)

It saddens us to announce that two lion cubs died early Thursday morning in Buffalo Springs National Reserve in northern Kenya. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) vets have taken the bodies of the one and a half year-old cubs to Nairobi for testing to confirm the cause of death.

It is thought that the lions, belonging to the Ngare Mara Pride, may have been poisoned.

The Ewaso Lions team, together with KWS and Buffalo Springs National Reserve authorities, were present at the scene during the day. Jeneria was later able to locate the rest of the pride close by and we are relieved to report that the other three cubs and their mothers are fine.

Korti, one of the mothers of the dead cubs, is being monitored closely by our team. (Photo Credit: Ewaso Lions)

Korti, one of the mothers of the dead cubs, is being monitored closely by our team. (Photo Credit: Ewaso Lions)

(This article originally appeared on Ewaso Lions. It has been reprinted here with permission.)

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