Adorable White Lion Cub Quads Get Licking From Mum

This is the moment a diligent mother lion licks her adorable white lion cub quads into shape for their public debut.

Photo shows four cubs in Shahid Chamran Park in Karaj, Alborz Province, Iran, Monday, May 15, 2023, undated photo. Their mother, the lioness, had given birth for the second time. (Newsflash)

The ultra rare cubs were caught on camera in their mother’s den at the Shahid Chamran Park zoo in Karaj, Alborz province, Iran.

Video footage shows the four cubs being licked clean by their mum as they pad through the straw in their bedding.

Local media does not report when they were born but they seem to be just days old.

All four cubs are said to be in good health and feeding well on their mother’s milk.

Their parents – mum Dena and dad Hira – were brought to Iran three years ago from South Africa.

White lions is a rare colour mutation of the Southern African lion (Panthera leo melanochaita) which was been hunted almost to extinction in the wild.

Breeding programmes in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe are boosting numbers.