Live Cub Cam

Somewhere in… (Norway?) is a live lion cub cam. Looks like Mom cat has three four cubbages.

It’s like checking in on your dog at daycare, only lion-y!

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Let’s check in on them, Austin L.!

Comments

  1. OG, they’re so…blendy!

  2. Good grief, they DO have lions in Norway! Forget Kenya…
    http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/kenya/
    ;)

  3. ….except that they’re lions? 0:) “Se Norges første løveunger” = see Norway’s first lion cubs. Not working for me yet but I’m persisting!

  4. Ooh, watching big cats sleep 23 hours a day, lol. That’s one big mama cat. Could only see two cubs, maybe the third was hiding somewhere.

  5. Miranda says:

    I’m never going to get any work done now!

  6. LadyDarya says:

    Found de Third one!! The ear twitching giving it away! Oh how cute can you get…

  7. LadyDarya says:

    And the stretches… I agree with Miranda, now no work get done for the rest of the day….

  8. My last comment made sense on the original post. ;p

    Yay, it’s working now! I love watching Mum slooooowly inhale and exhale.

    The third cub is right up against her lower tummy. Every so often it wiggles and a paw goes up. <3

  9. There are four cubs, but one keeps hiding. And they are totally awesome and cute. <3

  10. I swear I can actually feel my blood pressure dropping…

    Are you guys getting the TOE WIGGLES halfway down Mum?

  11. Alessia says:

    I wanted to submit this yesterday but I couldn’t figure out how to send stuff to the site. Is there a submission button I am missing??

  12. I love how Mom sleeps on the top of her head, just like my cats!

  13. Miranda says:

    Must take napage next to kitteh!

  14. I think there are 4 cubs! Yeah, so what? So this is what I’m doing for the rest of the day.

  15. Squirly says:

    Ooo… one’s hungry!

  16. Squirly says:

    The hidden one tried to make a run for it, but got too sleepy right around mom’s paw and collapsed from exhaustion.

  17. marissposa says:

    of course norwgegian is the root language for cute. note the following words: nyheter, løveunger, løvehuset, siste, forbruker. cute.

  18. Miranda says:

    I just can’t understand why no one else in my office is as enthralled as I am!

  19. Ohhhhhhhh, she’s licking them now! Bath time for you little beebees!

  20. OMG! now she is washing them! squee!

  21. Eeek! Momma is a little scary. Looks like bath time could turn into snack time with those sharp teefies. Maybe just a little nom on the ears.

  22. love how they just fall over asleep as mom licks them 8)

  23. brinnann says:

    Alessia, it’s on the right-hand side of the screen. Scroll down towards the end of the headings and links, and one of the blue boxes wif teh weetle duk says “Got Cute?” That’s the one you want.

  24. Theresa says:

    Redzilla, that’s known among professionals as “upside-downy head,” and appears in cats from 2 oz to 800 pounds.

  25. charliewabba says:

    She’s leeking them, but she looks like she just got a tongue full of peanut butter. Or something.

  26. Alessia says:

    I see it now! Thanks Brinnann!

  27. Aww, mom just got up and left the three cubs by themselves. One cub woke up and started meowing, and then fell back asleep. Where on earth did mom go?

  28. Is anybody else amused by the fact that Mom seems to be nesting on cedar chips, like some 500-lb hamster? Maybe she’s gone off to run on her wheel…

  29. she’s grabbing her bebee!

  30. Yay! It’s bathtime! Those sneaky baby cubs are crawling away from the momma.

  31. Marissposa, “søte” is the Norwegian for cute. That’s on the webcam page as well. :o)

    Mum’s back. The giant living adventure playground is back, kids!

  32. chanpon says:

    Hmm..still licking. Is this live or are they looping the “greatest moments” of these lion cubs? Not to imply I wouldn’t watch a clip of them or a cute kitty 30 times, but just saying..

  33. This is odd for us because we’re all tuning it at different times. I saw mom tiger warshing one of the li’l ones and almost squarshing another one who was lying down underneath her ‘tocks.

    I love me some big cats. I keep asking for one for my birfday but it never happens.

  34. now it’s a flesh pile of stubbular cuteness

  35. GH Waite says:

    Sigh, either my net connection or their server is pwned. Needless to say – happy to watch on web cam. A big cat at home? Kiss your sofa and curtains goodbye!

  36. Still bath time and now they’ve all got their little paws up in the air!

  37. Oh oh! Mom came back (and oh goodness, she’s HUGE), and as she walked by, she KICKED one of her cubs. He went a-tumbling, she turned around, and PICKED HIM UP. OMG I almost got a seizure from the cuteness. And now she’s just licking them all silly.

  38. semanticantics says:

    My first published submission!

  39. marissposa says:

    SØTE! Ja elsker deg lion cubs and mom!

  40. marissopsa says:

    crazy how she is looking right at us. does she see me????

  41. Zahnnie says:

    Awww, they’re kicking their little feetsises in their sleep!

  42. Theresa says:

    Mommy’s yawning. Those kids wear you out. Just wait till they want to go to Six Flags.

  43. Huh, Momma just walked out of the frame; now there’s just 3 sleepy cublets kinda nestled down in the mulch there.

    OMG PAW FLAIL!!

  44. oooh… One is kicking his legs straight up in his sleep! How ridiculously cute!

    I am so lucky I have the day off today…

  45. Leftmost cub: STOP CLAMBERIN’ ON MY TOCKS. >:/

  46. semanticantics says:

    Little “ehns” to get to a ‘tock pillow.

    This is Hall of Fame material.

  47. meacu1pa says:

    I’m in luv!

    This is better than that burning log/fireplacec thing they have for your tv set at Christmas.

  48. Theresa says:

    Jesus Christ they’re tiny lions!

  49. Fourth cub! Heee.

  50. RedAngell says:

    I protest! How am I supposed to get any work done…I might miss something!

  51. Theresa says:

    THIS JUST IN! I just saw FOURTH lion cub! Yes, there are FOUR lion cubs!!! The mom is NOW LICKING A FOURTH CUB’s HINEY.

  52. stephanie says:

    Wow, it took like five years, but Norway has finally come up with the perfect rebuttle for the Weebles ‘Kenya’ song…

  53. OMG, now there’s four of ‘em! I’m not getting any work done now…

  54. Four cubs confirmed!
    Momma just finished one tongue bath and made an “ick pleh ptui” face.

  55. semanticantics says:

    Some of the other videos on the site show all four cubs. There is also a video of what appear to be four black bear cubs that make ridiculous little grunts.

  56. Dang. Is this thing streaming? Dang it. Now I’m hooked. This is a great animal cam. Better than the panda cam!

    I count four little guys too. Mom btw is gorgeous! I love how they color coordinated the background to her tawny eyes and exquisite colorings!

    I love that they’re separating them from the males, assuming that they have males in that zoo. You hear about the infantcides so I’m glad that they’ve got their mommy and lots of time to snooze, eat, poop & play in a safe environment.

    Dang. Is this thing streaming? Dang it. Now I’m hooked. This is a great animal cam. Better than the panda cam!

    I count four little guys too. Mom btw is gorgeous! I love how they color coordinated the background to her tawny eyes and exquisite colorings!

    I love that they’re separating them from the males, assuming that they have males in that zoo. You hear about the infantcides so I’m glad that they’ve got their mommy and lots of time to snooze, eat, poop & play in a safe environment.

    PS – Did anyone else ever feel a little sorry for the lionesses in “Battle in Kruger?” You KNOW they were trying to bring home the wildebeast bacon for their little ones since the lazy males don’t do anything. *refrains from anthromorphizing comment*

  57. Zahnnie says:

    I, also, CAN’T WORK ANYMORE.

  58. Theresa says:

    Did you say BEAR CUBS???

    (snort) One tiny baby is nursing and doing the paddy-paws thing on Mommy’s tummy (melt)

  59. I just emailed Weebl about this. [snerk]
    I wonder what sort of response…?

  60. As an official Norwegian, I can offically confirm that, yep, there are in deed 4 of those little lions.. And yes, they are officially CUTE! The zoo has this huge naming-contest going right now..No winners yet though.

    But, theese are not the only bebehs at Kristiansand Zoo.. One of the wolfs just had four cubs.. http://www.dyreparken.com/index.jsp?a=119185

    (yeah, I know. Four little lions, four little wolfies… what ARE they doing at that Zoo?)

  61. Gah! I better go do some work while they’re nappingk.

  62. Ok, this is ridiculous. I’m at work, with a boss who likes to hover, deadlines for tomorrow and I want to get out of here on time if not early today.

    And yet I’m watching a SLEEPING lioness’s ribcage go up and down.

  63. OMG! OMG! OMG! (and I don’t usually use that little abbreviation)
    I LOVE big cats, and now, for the rest of the week NO work will get done at my job. None. At all.
    Must watch the lions.

  64. Redzilla is right. I think there are 4 cubs.

  65. Furbabies says:

    There is one little rascal that won’t give up space at the milk bar! Piggy.

  66. Hehe Furbabies. Rikki was like that.
    http://teho.vox.com/library/photos/tags/rikki/

  67. There have officially been 4 cubs since Pia noticed behbeh 4 in the first screen of comments. ;)

    In other news, lion cubs become even more fun to watch when they’re a few months old. I hope they keep this webcam up for ever and ever amen. <3

  68. semanticantics says:

    I wasn’t sure if the other quartet of cuteness was bears or possibly wolves. Apparently, wolves win.

  69. note the neyherter in the title–must be meant for CO!

  70. Ha! momma just stretched and knocked nursey kitty for a loop. He was like HEEY What the..?

  71. GH Waite says:

    They’re all asleep. Four cubs and mama with her great big milk bar showing. Lots of ear twitching. One of the cubs was in REM sleep and was nursing (smackling those lips!) in his or her sleep, just like my cat does (even now at the age of four.)

  72. …hmm, might as well explore a little, then…

  73. …oh hey, Momma Face Mountain! [climbs]

  74. [rolls off into heap of siblings]

  75. [squirmingks ensue]

  76. Top kitty just can not seem to get comfortabuhls…

  77. The lion lies down with the cam!

  78. Theresa says:

    “Might as well face it, you’re addicted to cubs,
    Might as well face it, you’re addicted to cubs,
    Might as well face it, you’re addicted to cubs,
    Might as well face it, you’re addicted to cubs.”

  79. aaaaahhhhhnnnnnnn

  80. Norwegian Lions? Uff da!

  81. I want an overhead view! Can someone please make that happen. The kitten pile is where the action is, and I can’t see everything, dammit!!!!!

    [Hey, fly me to Norway and I'll see what I can do... - Ed.]

  82. Juniper Jupiter says:

    DAMN YOU, THEO!!! :D

    That’s EXACTLY what I was thinking when I saw the pic and headline, LOL!!!

    Right now, the mama and bebehs are sleepies…and Mama’s tummeh is exposed (and so are some of the bebehs’ too!)…should I poke the bellehs? I CAN’T RESIST THE URGE!!!!AAAAGGGHHHH!!!!

    :P

  83. I keep tapping on the screen to wake them up but it’s not working…

    I DID just see a beeeeg yawn and then the “I’m not falling asleep” head bob.

    Dust. I am dust.

  84. LadyDarya says:

    I pulled this to full screen and *ta da* new screen saver!! I can get away with that at work… this is evil plan to stop economy no?? LOL

  85. scooterpants says:

    its like, another country or somethin man. cant understand a word they’re sayin.

    i love the way one little one cant just get up and entertain its-self, has to go stepping on everyones heads and running its butt into moms face.

    i dont think that painted on grass in the background it foolin anybody either.
    i’d never fall for it. :)

  86. Actually, Scooter, that’s real grass; it’s just been Photosho*****NO CARRIER

  87. LOL Teho! LOL. LOL LOL

    I was wondering why the grass wasn’t moving, and then I realized IT WASN’T REAL!

    I snickered at myself and came along to see if anybody else had been fooled or if my double shifts have finally caught up to me.

  88. Theresa says:

    OK, I have looked at this for almost as long as I looked at the evil wiggly otter on YouTube (set to OutKast), and longer than I kept repeating the old video of Oingo Boingo at the Ritz.

  89. scooterpants says:

    confession time.
    T and foxy actually made me scroll back up and look again.

    i am so ashamed. (blonde moment)

  90. I’ve had the window open for 1 hour and 15 minutes…

  91. meacu1pa says:

    I’m giving them lots and lots of cursor-pettinks.

  92. It’s like they’ve been tranquilized.

  93. Absotivlii pawsolutlii SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEful and expo–xpoe–so much better than (dog) cam.

  94. Jimbeaux says:

    Checking again… Ooooh! They’re sleep! But one is still flailing anyway. I wonder… Could I get away with stealing flaily-kitty without momma noticing?

  95. Can’t someone go over there and tap on the glass?

  96. One just rolled over and I see cub belleh!

  97. Momma is laying just like I sleep!!

  98. Theresa says:

    OMG OMG OMG, look at Mama RIGHT NOW!!! She is on her back with paws in the air!!!!

  99. This is too much.
    Momma on her back all 4 feetz in teh air. Bebbe makin sleepy kicks in Momma’s face. OMB!

  100. I have to leave and I don’t want to tear myself away from my screen!!!!
    I hope this is still streaming tomorrow…and the next day…and the next day…

  101. LOOK at the cub’s face!!

  102. OMG!!! Momma is four-paws up!!!

  103. JediPirate says:

    Ahn. *head tilt*

  104. I think mamma’s finally waking up…she just STRAAAAAYCHED for me!

    SQUEE!!!

  105. I’ve been watching for half an hour now and all they’ve been doing is sleeping (though some of the cubs have been waking and climbing over each other). So cute!

  106. scooterpants says:

    shes up shes up!
    and the babies are getting up.
    omg too cute.

  107. OMG! THEY”RE ALL WAKING UP NOW! YAY!!!!!!

  108. semanticantics says:

    How dirty did that tyke get in an hour nap? IT’S CLEAN MOM!

  109. scooterpants says:

    oh an btw-

    dem babies haz a flavur-
    and mama says its not all ‘good’

  110. Theres a lot of I shall leeeeek your hiney” going on right now!

    Ahn!!

  111. Theresa says:

    AAAAAAAAA, an ORGY of YAWNING and HINEY-LICKING!!!!!! I can’t tear myself away!!!!

  112. I think momma keeps getting the wood chips on her tongue when she’s cleaning the babies.

  113. Perosha says:

    Heee! Momma is giving the behbehs a bath right now…there’s no sound, so I have to imagine all the “ehn!” noises going on!

  114. Momma’s all…”fine, I guess I’ll feed you…”

  115. Is it just me or does that fake painting in the background seem cheap and sad? Jeebus! Is there something wrong with real plants or grass? I don’t think so.

  116. marie_n says:

    i used to have a stuffed animal lion named liony. well, i still do. it’s from when i was a wee tot. just never got rid of it. what an inventive name, though.

  117. I’m convinced that mama keeps looking at the camera because she can hear hundreds of thousands of people on the other end going “awwwwww!” everytime she licks a cub or someone flails their leetle paws.

  118. Marie – keep in mind this is a new born brood that they are purposely separating from the males to avoid infanticide. We don’t know about the other facilities that the rest of the lions live in which I’m betting are fine – for a zoo.

  119. Holy toledo! There’s four cubbies! That’s pretty rare isn’t it as don’t most female lions have just two? The cubs can’t be but a couple weeks or so old as they’re still flopping around and can barely walk. I can already see which one is the runt and which one is the bossy cub. I bet the zoo is keeping a close eye on them to make sure Mama looks after them all and they each get their fill of food. Would be really tough in the wild, especially with the male lion around.

  120. Sasha's mum says:

    Eastie: I think you’re right. I was thinking someone had smeared the cubbies with peanut butter … but the wood chips makes *far* more sense.

    Perosha: It’s a durned good thing there *isn’t* any sound, or we’d all be dead right now with multi-sensory cuteness overdose.

    Oooh, little cub now being leecked is getting a real battering!

  121. Sasha's mum says:

    Eastie: I think you’re right. I was thinking someone had smeared the cubbies with peanut butter … but the wood chips makes *far* more sense.

    Perosha: It’s a durned good thing there *isn’t* any sound, or we’d all be dead right now with multi-sensory cuteness overdose.

    Oooh, little cub now being leecked is getting a real battering!

  122. Sasha's mum says:

    Eastie: I think you’re right. I was thinking someone had smeared the cubbies with peanut butter … but the wood chips makes *far* more sense.

    Perosha: It’s a durned good thing there *isn’t* any sound, or we’d all be dead right now with multi-sensory cuteness overdose.

    Oooh, little cub now being leecked is getting a real battering!

  123. Sasha's mum says:

    Eastie: I think you’re right. I was thinking someone had smeared the cubbies with peanut butter … but the wood chips makes *far* more sense.

    Perosha: It’s a durned good thing there *isn’t* any sound, or we’d all be dead right now with multi-sensory cuteness overdose.

    Oooh, little cub now being leecked is getting a real battering!

  124. Sasha's mum says:

    Eastie: I think you’re right. I was thinking someone had smeared the cubbies with peanut butter … but the wood chips makes *far* more sense.

    Perosha: It’s a durned good thing there *isn’t* any sound, or we’d all be dead right now with multi-sensory cuteness overdose.

    Oooh, little cub now being leecked is getting a real battering!

  125. Sasha's mum says:

    Eastie: I think you’re right. I was thinking someone had smeared the cubbies with peanut butter … but the wood chips makes *far* more sense.

    Perosha: It’s a durned good thing there *isn’t* any sound, or we’d all be dead right now with multi-sensory cuteness overdose.

    Oooh, little cub now being leecked is getting a real battering!

  126. lickyyyy time!

  127. Ooh, and the line up starts at the Dairy Queen!

  128. the milk bar is open!

  129. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG OMG OMG, three of the cubbies are “fighting” with each other to get at the best teats! Kids, there’s plenty to go around!

  130. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG OMG OMG, three of the cubbies are “fighting” with each other to get at the best teats! Kids, there’s plenty to go around!

  131. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG OMG OMG, three of the cubbies are “fighting” with each other to get at the best teats! Kids, there’s plenty to go around!

  132. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG OMG OMG, three of the cubbies are “fighting” with each other to get at the best teats! Kids, there’s plenty to go around!

  133. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG OMG OMG, three of the cubbies are “fighting” with each other to get at the best teats! Kids, there’s plenty to go around!

  134. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG OMG OMG, three of the cubbies are “fighting” with each other to get at the best teats! Kids, there’s plenty to go around!

  135. I could do wif an afternoon snack, too…

  136. OMG! They’re fighting over the nipples! “NO! That’s MY TEET!”

    And I love how the fourth one is still all snooze-o-rama and “Whatevs”…lazy butt! All the butt leeking in the world won’t wake that one up!

  137. Hey, what’s going on with the fourth cub that is way off by Mama’s head? Mama even licked at it and it isn’t moving. Is it even breathing?

  138. You know, I didn’t think this was possible as a category, but this is the winner: BEST POST EVAR on CUTE OVERLOAD.

  139. Sasha's mum says:

    Anyone know Norwegian? I’m dying to know how old these kids are. I wouldn’t think more than a week or so, they’re so tiny …

  140. Sasha's mum says:

    Anyone know Norwegian? I’m dying to know how old these kids are. I wouldn’t think more than a week or so, they’re so tiny …

  141. Sasha's mum says:

    Anyone know Norwegian? I’m dying to know how old these kids are. I wouldn’t think more than a week or so, they’re so tiny …

  142. Sasha's mum says:

    Anyone know Norwegian? I’m dying to know how old these kids are. I wouldn’t think more than a week or so, they’re so tiny …

  143. Sasha's mum says:

    Anyone know Norwegian? I’m dying to know how old these kids are. I wouldn’t think more than a week or so, they’re so tiny …

  144. Sasha's mum says:

    Anyone know Norwegian? I’m dying to know how old these kids are. I wouldn’t think more than a week or so, they’re so tiny …

  145. brinnann says:

    LadyDarya, how do you make it a screensaver?

  146. Sasha's mum says:

    DLR: Don’t worry, it twitches every once in a while, and was walking around a few minutes ago.

  147. Sasha's mum says:

    DLR: Don’t worry, it twitches every once in a while, and was walking around a few minutes ago.

  148. Sasha's mum says:

    DLR: Don’t worry, it twitches every once in a while, and was walking around a few minutes ago.

  149. Sasha's mum says:

    DLR: Don’t worry, it twitches every once in a while, and was walking around a few minutes ago.

  150. Sasha's mum says:

    DLR: Don’t worry, it twitches every once in a while, and was walking around a few minutes ago.

  151. Sasha's mum says:

    DLR: Don’t worry, it twitches every once in a while, and was walking around a few minutes ago.

  152. brinnann says:

    DLR, if you look REEEEELY close, you can see bebeh#4 breaving.

  153. Gosh, it’s so hard being a lion…I must sleep all day in order to keep up!

  154. brinnann says:

    OMG MOMMEH IZ ON HER BACK WHILE TEH BEBEHS IZ EETIN!!!!

  155. binky-mama says:

    Hi my name is (insert your name here) and I’m addicted to live streaming Norwegian lion cubs.

  156. Ah, a head popped up for the fourth goes, whew. Back to naptime for all and it looks like a cub is just going to fall asleep with a teat in its mouth. Wanna bet it is a male cub, lol.

  157. Sasha’s mum, apparently they’re less than 2 weeks old. The last behbeh arrived the Sunday before last, a day later than the first three. :)

    Brinnann, click “Fullskjerm” in the webcam window to fullscreen it.

  158. LesbianNeoCon says:

    It’s a darn good thing my work blocks this site, because I would get NO WORK DONE!!! I love this!!

  159. ahhh the life of a lion.

    eat. cuddle. sleep.
    eat. cuddle. sleep.

  160. well….the one’s have it good.

  161. Sleeping again?? Don’t they do anything other than sleepin’ and leeckin’? Good life I tell ya. I need a nap.

  162. Awww…mama is sleeping and one kitteh is nursing and making biscuits on her tummy. :) This is better than TV.

  163. Mama lion is sleeping flat on her back right now…SO COMFY!!

  164. meacu1pa says:

    Ok- there’s one cub who is CONINUOUSLY on his own. He explores on his own, he doesn’t sleep with the others, he eats on his own. What do you want to bet that this cub was the one that was born a day later than the others???

    Just. Wow.

  165. That paw on the wall is slipping downwards an inch at a time. XD

  166. meacu1pa says:

    drat- CONTINUOUSLY, too

  167. Mama has to be soooo tie-tie. Four cubs are a lot of work!

  168. omg I just experienced the cutest part. the cub on the left opened its mouth and closed it over and over again, and the mother kept putting her paw on the cub’s head. and it had the cutest face when it kept opening it’s mouth. check out the gif.
    http://i27.tinypic.com/15fq3j9.gif

  169. ooh, she’s waking them up, and they’re stumbling over each other.

  170. Jennfier says:

    Kitten pile!!!

    AAAHHHH, one’s on it’s back and flailing around!!

    AHHHH!!!

    *coherance = 0*

  171. The cub all the way to the right should be called “Snoozy”. How do you say snoozy in Norwegian?

  172. They’re getting ready to nurse now…so cute.

    I can only see 3 cubs…where’s the 4th?

  173. Sweet mother of god, this is the best thing I have EVER seen.

    CUBBIES! with BEEG MOMMY KITTEH! Live! Mommy licks! stubbular cub wiggles! OMG

  174. Sasha's mum says:

    OMGOMG, the one on the right was just lying on its back kneading its paws in the air! I think … I think I’m going to die … kaTHUNK.

  175. Sasha's mum says:

    OMGOMG, the one on the right was just lying on its back kneading its paws in the air! I think … I think I’m going to die … kaTHUNK.

  176. Sasha's mum says:

    OMGOMG, the one on the right was just lying on its back kneading its paws in the air! I think … I think I’m going to die … kaTHUNK.

  177. Sasha's mum says:

    OMGOMG, the one on the right was just lying on its back kneading its paws in the air! I think … I think I’m going to die … kaTHUNK.

  178. Sasha's mum says:

    OMGOMG, the one on the right was just lying on its back kneading its paws in the air! I think … I think I’m going to die … kaTHUNK.

  179. Sasha's mum says:

    OMGOMG, the one on the right was just lying on its back kneading its paws in the air! I think … I think I’m going to die … kaTHUNK.

  180. Shaz – one of the cubs was in search of milks and crawled out of frame a few minutes ago.

  181. meacu1pa says:

    They should have hired Bob Ross to paint the background. That would have been a show I would have loved to watch!

  182. Thanks, Katie…I was worried he got rolled over on! Yikes! Still only 3 little guys showing now.

  183. temperance says:

    baby is cleaning mama!!!1!

    (how many days am i going to be watching this…?)

  184. Sasha's mum says:

    That wood chip stuff looks really difficult to walk in. Every single one of the bebehs stumbles as it tries to walk from one end of mama to the other.

  185. Sasha's mum says:

    That wood chip stuff looks really difficult to walk in. Every single one of the bebehs stumbles as it tries to walk from one end of mama to the other.

  186. Sasha's mum says:

    That wood chip stuff looks really difficult to walk in. Every single one of the bebehs stumbles as it tries to walk from one end of mama to the other.

  187. Sasha's mum says:

    That wood chip stuff looks really difficult to walk in. Every single one of the bebehs stumbles as it tries to walk from one end of mama to the other.

  188. Sasha's mum says:

    That wood chip stuff looks really difficult to walk in. Every single one of the bebehs stumbles as it tries to walk from one end of mama to the other.

  189. Sasha's mum says:

    That wood chip stuff looks really difficult to walk in. Every single one of the bebehs stumbles as it tries to walk from one end of mama to the other.

  190. Trabb's Boy says:

    Aww, wee tubular will not let mommy sleep — must play with your ears, Mom!

  191. Trabb's Boy says:

    Aww, wee tubular will not let mommy sleep — must play with your ears, Mom!

  192. Trabb's Boy says:

    Aww, wee tubular will not let mommy sleep — must play with your ears, Mom!

  193. Trabb's Boy says:

    Aww, wee tubular will not let mommy sleep — must play with your ears, Mom!

  194. Trabb's Boy says:

    Aww, wee tubular will not let mommy sleep — must play with your ears, Mom!

  195. Trabb's Boy says:

    Aww, wee tubular will not let mommy sleep — must play with your ears, Mom!

  196. I’m meant to be working, damnit! Now I’m going to be watching this for the next 6 hours with a huge smile on my face even when nothing is happening!

  197. Soooooooo addictive.

  198. okay, i’ve been on for 6h and 37m. it is time to leave work and go home now but i am really concerned that i might miss some of the cuteness. do you think momma cat would accept a 5th cub say oh about 5 feet tall with dark curly hair? i can totally sleep on my back, on my side, on my stomach and my reach is a little better when someone tries to move too far away. i could totally help out.

  199. MOM! You MOVED the MEELK! Ehn!

    BEBEH CLIMBING ON MOMMA’S BELLEH OMG Ehn! Ehn! Ehn!

    I’m never gonna get any work done today.

  200. Looks now, bebeh on momma’s belleh hanging on for dear life on momma’s meelk deespensair, with DANGLING CROSSED LEGS.

  201. Little bebeh is on Mama’s tummy with his butt hanging off!!! OMG!!!!!!

  202. turbofloof says:

    Milk gone – enh, must follow mama…
    I see PAW PADS!!!!! Baby tiny lion PAW PADS!!!

  203. temperance says:

    we sound like insane people.

    but if loving these lions is wrong, i don’t wanna be right…

  204. Hilde, Norway says:

    Yay for more lions in Norway.
    I actually thought about submitting it when I saw it some time ago, but couldn’t find out how.

    Anyways, I love them!

  205. turbofloof says:

    OMG – there’s a little timer at the bottom that tells you how long you’ve been watching these things. I’m not EVEN going to say what my timer reads….

  206. OMG, Mama is sleeping on her back and a CUB IS SLEEPING ON HER TUMMY OMG OMG

  207. turbofloof says:

    OH.

    MY.

    GOD.

    FULL.

    SCREEN.

    MODE!!!

  208. Hilde, Norway says:

    You can vote for their names out of a selection chosen by the “lion-jury”

  209. I want them all. They’re just all too perfect.

  210. Raemie L. says:

    oog… so sleepys, I need a nap too.

  211. AuntieMame says:

    Someone throw a couple boxes in there, so we can test the theory that wild felines must sit in boxes, too.

  212. Momma’s just lion there (see what I did there? :D) with her back turned with no cubs in sight! I keep poking at her with my cursor, but nothin’. When will she wake up??!!!

  213. The comments here are as entertaining as the video (not as cute, but definitely as entertaining).

    I mean, as usual.

  214. P.S. One of the lion’s names should be Mike Cubbage.

    (obscure baseball player)

  215. Theresa says:

    Cubbage? I remember him. He had a cup of coffee with the Mets.

  216. Hilde, Norway says:

    It’s three AM here in Norway, so of course she’s sleeping.

  217. Hilde, Norway says:

    I hope they will be running around being cute tomorrow when I wake up.

    And about the cat – box thing. I think I see some similarities in the relationship guinea pig – brick

    I put a brick in my guinea pigs’ cage, and they sit on it all the time.

    I think the cubs’ names will be decided tomorrow, because voting ends today. Exiting!:)

  218. ohhh one cubbage is awake, (he’s to the left of mama-cita)and playing peekie-peekie!
    hi li’l cubbage.

  219. Okay, just joined the fun! Love the way Mama’s all like “just 10 more minutes…..go watch cartoons or something….*snore*…”

  220. I can see Mama’s back and some baby toe beans.

    And some serious claws on Mama. I thought my cat was bad!

  221. Lerrinus says:

    It’s ten after ten PM here in TO, Ont and momma’s sleeping on her back with a baby by her head – ahn! :-)

  222. Wow, cub-mommin must be exhausting! Mom has been asleep for the last 40 minutes or so.

    Right now she’s on her back with her nose pointed up, resting on one of the cubbages. How cute!

  223. Awwww! Mama’s using the cubs as a squirmy pillow.

  224. More animal cams can be found here:

    http://www.AnimalCameras.com

  225. momof2kitties says:

    Ummm…momma needs a privacy tail.

    I agree with the eleventy-two other posters, this site it totally addicting.

  226. momof2kitties says:

    IS addicting, not IT addicting. See? It’s affected my brain already. Must make like momma lion and go to sleep now. Iz tie-tie.

  227. Rachel of Cyberia says:

    Mom’s eyes are open, but she looks like she’s deliberating whether to get up or sleep for another 65 hours….

  228. It’s like having 5 more cats in the house, only without the work. My furbabies are a little jealous.

  229. rachel t says:

    OHMYGOODNESS the cubs are finally awake and i can NOT handle the cuteness

  230. AuntieMame says:

    Ooh, they’re all awake and squirming now!

  231. This kind of tech would be great if you have a pet, and you have to go away for a little while, and you want to check up on your pet.

  232. Mama lion is out of the pic…nothin’ but squirmy cubs right now…and they’re yelling!! I wish this had sound…

  233. hon glad says:

    This is totally enthralling.

  234. Mama’s back…now everyone’s gettin’ a bath.

  235. binky-mama says:

    Boy that is one mama that you wanna agree with on EVERYTHING at the PTA meeting! Raw meat lunches at school? What a wonderful idea!

  236. Hey, further down the page at that site (bottom left) there’s a video with Norway’s oldest cat, Tom, who is 30! Unless he whole thing is a joke, because he is supposedly communicated with by a woman from Oslo. I don’t know what they are saying, but the written bit seems understandable. The video team is cute too, for they show them being nice to a bug at the end of the clip. Can someone tell me if the 30 year old cat is real?

  237. Nacky: Yes, the 30 year old cat is real! Unfortunately he has passed away now.. :/

  238. OMG! I can’t believe I just sat here for 2 HOURS watching mama and her bebehs. I would have stayed longer but I had toget ready for work :(

  239. mama looks bored right now

  240. OH wow !! mama leeked baby and baby stuck on mama’s sandy tongue only to tumble over the siblings..i had to sign up just now to say how wonderful to have a site to make my day !!!!

  241. The video doesn’t play for me. :( It’s 2.30 PM here. What time is it in Norway?

  242. Subhangi, it’s coming up to 11:30am. Does the Flash box load at all? Does it load but you don’t get any picture?

    They’re all sleeping at the mo anyway.

  243. cheesybird says:

    EEEeeeee!!! Mom’s asleep on her back with one paw stretched out on the wall, and one of the little schmoobers is curled up around her head! EEEEeeeee!!!

  244. Ledasmom says:

    Right now there’s one little cub taking advantage of the other cubs being asleep to get some private nursing time. Little tail twitching, little head moving back and forth just a little.

  245. Did you all see that news video that shows what kind of enclosure the mum and cubbies are in? It was interesting, considering I don’t know Norge!

    http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=16997

    Well, looks like another unproductive day at work,. This is just as addictive as those eagle cams I got hooked on a couple years ago. However like most addictions, I broke myself of the eagles and some time I will wean myself off those cubbies…someday….

  246. Ahn. Cubber at the head end is on his back and briefly tried to get up… four flaily paws… I SAW TOEBEANS… then he gave up and went back to leaning on Mum’s face. <3

    This has gone in my homepage tabs :)

  247. Everybody’s up and getting a bath!

  248. Mom is licking a baby’s belleh, while bebeh waves all four paws in the air wildly!!!

    This is what confuses me. When all my friends had babies, they stopped getting *any* sleep.

  249. Londoner says:

    Damn you, Cute Overload! How long do lion cubs take to grow up? Because I’m not going to be able to stop watching until that happens.
    Oh, who needs a job anyway.

  250. *** HAY PEEPS ***

    Here’s a little video segment with some background on this cub cam. I don’t understand a word of Norwegian either, aside from “live”, but there’s a whole lotta cute going on…
    http://go.vg.no/cgi-bin/go.cgi/vgtvmeny/http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=16997

  251. (that clip takes a long time to load… patience)

  252. This site should warn you: You will not get anything done and might dry out your eyes with the staring…

  253. LadyDarya says:

    Ummm back to work today?? Really I mean.. right, as soon as I can get away from monitor and cute babies, and I have a huge stack of stuff and, nope, still here….

  254. Cub Cam: the crack that never runs out.

  255. LadyDarya says:

    Okay, now back to work since no lions around right now… I guess I should go ahead and do what I get “paid” for…

  256. NO LIONS!??!!? WHERE HAVE THEY GONE!!!! BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  257. Shew! That was close.

    Ok, momma just put her mouth and teeth around the baby and my heart stopped!

  258. Katrina says:

    I’ll ask my boys to go to the zoo when they go to Norway this Summer and give us an update…August. They should be big’uns by then!

  259. Katrina says:

    The lions, not my boys, y boys are big already- two stor gut!

  260. With this webcam the Norwegians have managed to beat the Japanese in the cutedepartment. They are currently leading in the race for the Annual Ccute Award 2008.

  261. ok only see 3 cubbies now..what happened to the other one..they are eating now..climbing all over each other..sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!

  262. I checked four times yesterday afternoon: they were sleeping. The Boy and I watched all through dinner last night (a nice change from crappy TV!): still sleeping.

    This morning? Still sleeping.

    The Boy said, “Well, they *are* cats …”

  263. Everybody is sleeepingks. All that eating and leeeeking can tire a kitty out!!

  264. Londoner? They should reach maturity in about, oh, three years time. :o)

    Just hand in your notice now, it’ll save a lot of heartache. *pats*

  265. It’s a good thing my boss is out today and tomorrow, that’s all I’m saying…

  266. cheesybird says:

    I think this post deserves an “I shall leesk you” tag. There’s a whole lotta leeckin’ goin’ on!

  267. cheesybird says:

    D’oh! That was s’posed to be “I shall leeck you” not “leesk you”.

  268. i definitely just saw one fall asleep while getting some milk from mama. like, “MILK! milkmilkmilk/honk-shu/milk!/honk-shu honk-shu/milk”

    and now is passed out entirely

  269. baby is actively nursing now squeeeeeee

  270. “so sleepy…must drink milk…so sleepy…”

  271. I love you, baby lions.

    I love you, mama lion.

    Aaaaaanggghhhh.

  272. Shannon says:

    yup – those are lions all right. Still sleeping….

    lol – I wonder what time it is in Norway?

  273. i cant get ENOUGH of this. who needs crack?

  274. It’s got to be about 8 hours ahead of Maryland, I think… It’s 1:30 pm now, so I think it’s late evening there.

  275. I am watching lions in the National Library of Spain.

    A sentence I bet has never been uttered before.

  276. Shannon says:

    That’s what I was thinking, Kris. Thereabouts anyway!

    CO in Spain! How cool is that!

    My video is still on. At 1 hour and 20 some odd minutes now. Twitchy lions everywhere.

  277. omg, do they live in that little boxed area all the time. how sad. they are cute though.

  278. Julie, it’s actually a really big area for the family – that corner is just where Mum seems to like spending her 20 hours a day passed out. :) If you watch the video Theo linked to, you can see how big it is.

    It’s currently coming up to 8pm in Norway. Googling ‘world clock’ is useful ;)

  279. Julie — yeah, the live camera is really zoomed in.

  280. Shannon says:

    Mom’s awake and licking the little ones!

  281. Somebody go tell Momma to move back in the frame PLEASE!!!!!! kthnxbai – I swore I would never use that, but it seemed appropriate…

  282. Gosh, it’s like she HEARD me!

  283. Shannon says:

    Figures she’d wake up about the time I have to leave.

    Oh well, she’s just doing the “gross” licking right now anyway, lol.

  284. I’ve become absolutely addicted to checking in every few hours – right now everybody’s sleeping except for one cub at the milkbar.

  285. About half an hour ago the mama lion had all four babies trapped in the corner and all they could do was squirm around in a big chubby-milk-bellied pile while she mercilessly licked them all over for a long, long time.

    There was much helpless stubbular paw-flailing. Some escape attempts were made, but those individuals were promptly paw-blocked and licked back into the pile.

    Also, I died.

  286. she just picked one up in her huge mouf and brought it over for some licking!!! the cubs seem to hate their baths which is hilarious.

  287. spykes_mom says:

    Squee! I am not going to get any work done today. I am tewtelly addicted to this cam now.

  288. ahha. the cubbies hate their bath!

    it’s like ” MOMMM. Stop lic- ugh. im clea-“

    :D

  289. DejaMew says:

    OMG! The behbehs have grown since yesterday!

  290. Patito – you killed me with your last sentence!!!!

    That little light haired one has to be a dewd. He is such the “Hmm, what can I get into” type.

  291. I have been watching for the last two hours solid. Move over boxhab, we need Cubs Anonymous. o.O

    I loved the bit when she was on her front trying out for the Lick Olympics, and one finally made it out of the pile and was burrowing furiously under her tummy to get to lunch. :o)

  292. claudia says:

    OH! I saw a tail twitch!

    Really, this is so cool.

    LOL@ Redzilla! i got a giggle fit at the image of momma on a wheel :P

  293. omg what a lazy ass DO SOMETHING HELLO

  294. Try saying it in Norwegian, Raymi.

  295. DKN – in that case I commend the neat and clean enclosure! :D

    It’s all about perception, isn’t it? Thanks!

  296. Do you think they’ll be ok while I’m gone? I hate to leave them overnight…

  297. Schlorp schlorp schlorp

    Serious mama-lickies.

  298. JediPirate says:

    Aw… They’re just so cute and wobbly when they walk.

  299. born in jail.

    why must we keep animals captive?

  300. Shannon says:

    Snack time!

    Is the one hiding over there to the left always over there? I worry a bit about that one.

    sj – If I didn’t grow up going to zoos my whole life (and knowing “good” zoos from bad) I wouldn’t care about these animals the way I do know. If they are treated well, don’t think of them as prisoners, think of them as ambassadors for their species. We don’t care about what we don’t know about….

  301. Aha, I see the obnoxious PETA contingent has found the thread.

    Because, sj, guess what, lions are being wiped out in the wild despite best efforts, and animals bred in captivity hold hope to keep the gene pool diverse. Or were you just holding forth and being a joy-sucking troll?

    [rude invective elided so as not to disturb the cubbulage]

  302. JediPirate says:

    Oh, man. She’s just such a good mama. That was so sweet…

    One cub is still out of the shot, but one was eating, and the other two were over at the other end, more within licking range (but done with their bath).

    Then one of them decided he was hungry, and mama nuzzled him as he went by, then shifted so everyone could get to the milk easier.

    Then she laid down and closed her eyes, putting her head right against the head of the fourth cub. I think it was one of the most precious things I’ve ever witnessed.

    Anh.

  303. DejaMew says:

    *sigh w/ big dopey smile* I’ve practically worn a hole in my monitor giving them pettins with my cursor.

    [I really don't think it works that way... - Ed.]

    [hopefully]

  304. not being a troll..just telling the truth. carry on.

  305. What you call “truth” I call “slant”, SJ.
    I’ve seen zoos, and I’ve seen jails.

  306. *points at the PETA troll masquerading as sj and laughs*

  307. I’m pretty sure PETA doesn’t appreciate trolls any more than we do, DLR.

  308. PETAPETAPETAPETAPETA
    If you weren’t furious fearsome furries, I would take you guys more seriously. Go back hating your own species.

    Momma lion is sleeping… 20 hours to go until she wakes up? : 3

  309. Susan Renee says:

    The rolly-polly beebees are so adorable, and I now check in to see what the mama and kids are up to throughout the day. I wish there could be sound too… lion cubs make the cutest little, “raow” sounds!

    I’m glad this little family is safe and well cared for. The cub fatality rate in the wild is very high… they are vulnerable to so many things, snakes, stampedes, getting lost, disease, other big cat species, and more. One of the most upsetting sights is seeing new male lions take over a pride, and immediately kill little cubs like this. Breaks the heart.

    But this group is safe. This mama is a magnificent looking lioness and she takes very good care of the little ones. Sometimes she gazes down at one and you can see the motherly love in her eyes. The miracle of technology is allowing people all over the world the privilege to see this family and appreciate them. They truly are ambassadors for their species, and this is an excellent way to help people connect more to them and care what happens to their wild cousins.

    Okay, time to check into Lion Cam again!

  310. Oh gawd. I just checked in time to hear one of the males roaring. Magnificent!

  311. DEWD. Mum was getting comforterbuhls (and she did look SOOO comforturbuhls, too) lying on her back with her paws curled up. Unfortunately she got a cub stuck between the wall and her arse. Cub was not impressed. I took screenie. Spot the cub. :D

    http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6144/muuuuuumii0.jpg

  312. OMG Shannon, I just heard him too. O.O I didn’t think this stream had sound! How awesome. THAT woke Mum up.

  313. Raemie L. says:

    Yay, finally caught them when they were more active — to see all four bebehs and mama lion giving them a bath~ when it’s night over there too. More active than when I tried to catch them awake when it was night over here and afternoon over there.

  314. They just roared again. Mom looks grumpy about it.

    They are more active at night in the wild.

  315. Everybody is sleeping right now… so tie-tie.

  316. BiscuitTin says:

    A co-worker told me that in young kittens, vigorous washing from Mom stimulates digestion and excretion, in that the external pressure stimulates the colon, plus it makes them move and squiggle and stuff. I wonder if that’s true? She washes the cubs SO much – it can’t all be about dirt. Anyone? Anyone?

  317. I’ve joined the obsessively-watching-lions group…

    just curious – does it ever go dark for them? or is the light always on? It’s useful for us watching the camera… but isn’t it kind of weird for the cats?

  318. mom woke up. she was listening to the roaring of one of the big boys in other enclosures. now she moved over to the left side of the screen and is washing two of the bebehs. a tewtal lickfest!

  319. i only see 3 bebehs. O_O
    i thought there were 4 bebehs. why do i only see 3. what happened. :/

  320. joods, I just tuned in and was thinking the same thing. I only see three bebehs nursing, maybe one is hiding behind mama or out of frame.

  321. oh i hope so katie…

  322. katie he’s back, he’s back!
    he’s up by mama’s head, leeking her. ahn!

  323. #4 just crawled into frame! now it’s gnawing on mum’s face. she looks annoyed, poor mama. the other three greedy guts are still at the milkbar.

  324. Theresa says:

    NB: Note that while most of yesterday, Mama had her head pointing right and her tail pointing left, now her position is reversed. ;)

  325. One of the babies just looked right at me and then mama woke up and looked right at me. For a second there I got the hinky feeling that she knows I’m watching. Then she shook herself and all the little squirmers fell off their spigots. Hilarity ensued

  326. Theresa says:

    PS Holy Mother of all, EVERYBODY’s nursing at once!!!

  327. Shannon says:

    BiscuitTin – Yup – that’s what she’s doing. At this age they aren’t quite able to do this on their own so mom’s licking “stimulates” the little ones to do number 1 and number 2. Gross, but natural. Aren’t ya glad humans are past this stage!!! *eewwww – sorry about that!*

    lori – we are all but voyeurs now!

  328. Seems like they eat and eat and eat and then they just sort of collapse and fall asleep. So lion babies have a lot in common with me. Whodathunkit?

  329. I don’t get it. Just because someone has a different point of view they are called trolls?

  330. Natasha says:

    The cutenessss.
    right now all I can see is a sleeping mama.
    She just lifted her head though.
    Heheh/

  331. Shannon says:

    If you see her right now she’s all “Bar’s Closed!”

    Gotta turn it off. Storm rolling in and it’s getting late besides. G’nite! I will be back tomorrow. (late tho cuz I gots to work :( )

  332. Lol, Shannon– we had a tornado warning earlier this evening and I was all “yeah, whatever, I got cubs frolicking here, I’ll go to the basement in a minute.”

  333. Ooh, I turned it on just in time to see the mama yawn, then the baby yawn, too! Guess yawns are even contagious for animals!

    Perfect for us night owls :)

  334. There must be someone at the camera right now, as they just panned waaaay back and you can see what corner the momma and babies are in. Bring back the close up!! Momma is up and looking around…

  335. Momma lion is intent upon watching whomever is in the room with them! Woo. Her staredown would make your knees tremble!!

  336. Time to lick the baaaaabies.

  337. irinasmom says:

    I can stop watching any time I want…

    I can stop watching any time I want…

    I can stop watching any time I want…

    I can stop…Oh, who the heck am I kidding???

  338. Yeah, me too.

  339. Crazy – they are weighing the babies right now! Mommies off to the spa i guess… Go babies go!

  340. Ahahahah, the babies are in a bucket!

  341. They have zoomed in while they do the measuring, and are holding the babies up to the camera too. 3 Zoo people in there working with the babies. Oh, looks like they are done now.

  342. AIIIIGH! Cubs-N-Keepers!
    I WANNA BE NORWEEEEEGIAN!!!!

  343. Looks like they’re weighing and sexing them :) The cubs aren’t making it easy.

    (The keepers are milking the opportunity to get cuddly with them though!)

  344. * * * * * 28-kiloton SPLODE * * * * *

  345. Oh man, now the zookeepers are playing with the babies. That’s got to be like the best gig ever.

  346. JediPirate says:

    Awww… dream job much?

  347. Clare – sexing them?! What kind of twisted zoo is it?!

    ;)

    Just kidding!!

    The keepers are gone now – the babies are all like “Wheres mom?”.

  348. Jos, you have a sick mind ;)

    I wonder what would happen to Theo if I told him about my voluntary work with little lions…

    …oh, he sploded. Too late. Nevermind.

  349. One day, I will have that job.
    This is the most awesome CO post EVER EVER EVER.

  350. LadyDarya says:

    Okay, addicted. Sound?? I was just telling myself it needs sound than I read it has sound and i see the little sound thing but still not hearing anything and boy the babies where just having a temper tantrum and I wanted to hear the little cries…

  351. Mum’s back, and I have to go. Keep an eye on them for me while I’m gone, Cuteologists :o)

  352. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! Cublet checkup time!
    That was THE BEST!
    Here comes mama.. she’s all “heylerhe, smells like LUCKY NORWEGIANS in here!”
    I’m sure she needs to lick extra-good to get all them people kisses off her bebbehs.

  353. Oh man, with the camera zoomed in, the mom’s eyes are _amazing_.

    Clare – my mom used to work as a nurse at the Toronto Zoo, and i got a “backstage” tour. At that point they had baby lions too, and i had an opportunity to pet them. The whole thing was amazing. It was humbling to be so close to such large and strong animals.

    Anyway – fun watching the lions!

  354. No fair. I can’t stream video at work. And I’m at work all the time. Waaaaaaaaah! :(((((

  355. LadyDarya – in the little caption under the video (in Norwegian) it says it doesn’t have sound, so don’t worry, it’s not just your computer.

  356. Oh – except I just saw farther up the thread that people have heard sounds. Huh. Well, perhaps the caption lies. (But *I* don’t hear anything!)

  357. I wonder what the record on number of comments a post has is? I think the lion cam should be up permanently on CO so we can just come back and be addicted forever…

  358. Kris – there have been longer threads… but they usually involve controversy, so it’s really nice to see so many nice comments :)

  359. The camera is just too far away to hear the little ones, but sometimes you can hear other animal noises (lions roaring, presumably). Always puts mama on alert.

    But now I’m worried that McSassypants the loner cub is going to be underweight. Please drink more milks, bebbeh!

  360. I think one of her taps must be dispensing chocolate milk because the squirming pile of cute seems to be jockeying for position to access that one. One of the little dudes appears to be locked onto it.

    Also Mom just totally raised her head and gave them “the look”. The “behave yourself and stop standing on your brother’s head” look.

  361. Oh man. Little loner cub just head butted mama and I have died. So long. It’s been great.

  362. LadyDarya says:

    I agree with Kris, as many of us that are addicted to this we need our own little spot on CO to go to and chat and stuff about the awesomeness (is that a word) of this site and the mom and the babies and you know, sometimes she looks at that camera and your like, hey! she can’t see me can she!! Okay, time to “go back” to “work”.

  363. Patito – I KNOW! I am always like, where’s the 4th cub and why isn’t he drinking more!!!???
    And every time she puts her teeth on them or opens her mouth real wide I audibly gasp! Don’t eat the babies!!!!

  364. brinnann says:

    OMG!!! The site has footage of Cinder piggie running around in her wellies!!!!
    http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=17086

  365. I know Bleenann! I was going to post that too!!! I saw that this morning but thought that since a TON of the comments are from me that I would hold off…

    Where has Momma lion gone off to now??? Oh wait, here she is.

  366. Kris- Eek! did you see when she had loner baby’s whole head in her mouth? We need a Norway correspondent who can alert us the second those cubs’ stats are available.
    (biting nails)

  367. Here are their weights from Monday: http://www.dyreparken.com/index.jsp?a=119379
    It says they’re all doing well and have put on up to 400 g each since the last weighing.

  368. YES! And when she makes that big toothy grimace face, what I really think she’s doing is bringing more saliva up to lick them with, but it sure looks like she’s suddenly had a change of heart!!!

  369. just caught a great moment. all 4 bebehs were asleep in a pile, so mamma decided to clean HERSELF for a change. she’s all “Calgon, take me away!”

  370. But the one little goobie is only at 2180. :( Eat up little one!

  371. Thank you so much, hey-h!!!

  372. It’s nice when I can actually use my Norwegian skills for something. :) I’ll try to remember to check back for the latest weigh-in results!

  373. Patito — cubs are sturdier than they look, and momcats are gentler than they look. But yeah, *CHOMP*, yikes…

  374. Theo- Maybe I need to stop listening to the Eraserhead soundtrack while I watch cub cam?

    [Never seen it. Intentionally. You might try the Peter Gabriel soundtrack from the movie "Passion" though, or "Ghosts" by NIИ... - Ed.]

    [Or, heck, if you want silly and upbeat instead, try pretty much anything by They Might Be Giants -- because those cubs just might be, wouldn't you say? Just give 'em time... - Ed.]

  375. Is it bad that i’ve had the video on for over 2 1/2 hours now?

  376. “Hush my darling/ be still my darling/ the lion’s on the phone..”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHU0ofShQeM

    [Bingo! - Ed.]

  377. 4:27 over here. Please recommend a 12 step program for me…

  378. Kris, sounds like you need a super-sentimental 1960s Japanese pop lullaby (from Jungle Taitei, AKA Kimba the White Lion) to accompany your viewing.
    It will either shock you out of addiction by sheer force of schmaltz..
    Or it will make you completely forget that this cub cam obsession is destroying you.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkOZkhPx6lk

    By the way, the Japanese word for baby is “akachan”, which literally means “little red one”.

    Anh!

  379. That is perfect! Now I will be lulled into serenity as my eyeballs fall out of my head…

  380. cheesybird says:

    Oh.
    My.
    God!

    They’ve posted video of the yummy zookeepers weighing and sexing the bebbehs!

    http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=17100

    Oh, the tails! The paws! The pink baby bellies! The pettinks and snorglings! I… I…

    *SPLODEY*

  381. Why did I have to search youtube for “milk song”?
    Why, why, why???
    Because I need a lion cam soundtrack, that’s why.
    (twitching)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcO5OHpDhOY

    Would “Eye of the Tiger” be inappropriate?

  382. Yay, cheesybird!
    This is what The Lucky Few caught early this morning. Now EVERYONE can die of SPLOSION. Yaaay!

  383. Theresa says:

    Theo, what about these guys?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnjDuqOYPlw#FSgYBbJ2pEI

    Not for lullabies, obviously. :P

  384. Lion cam soundtrack?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KBWb60TN84

    Hakuna matata, to besværende ord… hakuna matata, en skjønn metafor…

  385. That was a horrible, horrible thing to do to me. Here I was all serene and mother lion-like and suddenly Japanese is yelling at me!!! HMPH!!!

    So wish I could snuggle up next to the sleepy momma…

  386. cheesybird says:

    Yow… zookeeper on the left can sex me anytime.

    Did I just say that out loud?

  387. LOL Cheesybird!!! Would have been better if he hadn’t been chomping on that gum.
    Watching it when it was happening, I was GLUED to the screen…well, moreso that usual anyway…

  388. Mama-baby matchinks sleeping position!

  389. cheesybird says:

    Kris, I noticed that too. I forgave him the gum chomping when he picked up the cub and snorgled its head! I think I melted. Theriously!

  390. Ok, Kris- this will soothe you back into your torpor. It’s called “3am lullaby”, so maybe you should save it for that time tomorrow, when you’ve spent.. well, assuming you’re in the US, that’ll be, what, about 20 hours of lion cam for you?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEzu5x-GuqU

  391. Patito, every time I read your name, I want to yell, “Sabado Gigante!”

  392. That’s my mom’s name!

    [And you may call me "El Teho Mas Obscuro de la Nacho"... - Ed.]

    [or not]

  393. Delayed response to earlier comment: Kris, when she is licking them and does that toothy grimace, she’s actually smelling. You see male lions do the same thing when they’re checking out a female who’s in season: they have a scent gland on the roof of the mouth, so they sort of ‘taste’ smells. The grimace is called flehmen. I don’t know why she does it when she grooms them, but I’d guess it’s a reaction to the smell when they’ve done their business (which is what the licking stimulates).

    Cue “The More You Know…” :)

  394. Now that was nice. Thank you. I’m up to 6:35…

  395. Thank you Clare, I feel much better now that I know she’s not going to suddenly chomp into them!!!

    Back to my torpor. ;o)

  396. Gum chewing relieves the inner ear pressure that builds up during exposure to cute, and it has saved hundreds of zoo vets from the occupational hazard known as “splosion”. This is why the gum-chewing zookeeper was able to kiss that baby
    so.
    many.
    times.

  397. momof2kitties says:

    Why is this not my job? Why?? Why???

    I wanna be a lion cub sexer/weigher, too!! I could move to Norway! I’ll even bring my own gum, for eardrum safety purposes, of course.

    *stomps off and pouts*

  398. I wonder if the Norwegians are aware of what a stir they have caused?? I wonder if the next time they weigh them on camera if someone will “Nyah-nyah” in our general direction or stick their tongue out at us!?!?!

  399. I think I fell in love with dark haired, gum chewing zookeeper at the 4 minute mark when he snorgled the little squirmer.
    And I’m a lesbian so, you know, it’s awkward.

  400. There was a zookeeper?? All I saw was snorgle and PAWWWZ :plert:

  401. LOL Lori!!!!!

    I suppose he and the other zookeepers will be getting marriage proposals now…

  402. cub – “OMG. mom is licking again. muuuust escape.”

  403. Gah! There was on-camera zookeeper-snorgling? This camera needs dedicated watchers who put out an RSS feed!

  404. I’m leaving for the weekend. Whatever will I do without a computer monitor in front of me so that I can monitor the cubs???

  405. Hey-H, scroll up. The snorgling was recorded for viewing at your leisure, Cheesybird linked to it. :)

    Kris, think of it as detox. You *know* you need it really.

    ..We are srsly going to need our own cub forum, aren’t we…

  406. haha Momma just jumped the keeerap out of one of the cubs. She was cleaning it and stopped, so it fell asleep, but the she started again. Poor baby jumped!

  407. These babies eat a LOT.

  408. Well, they’re gonna be LIONS, Ponygirl!

  409. Tooo. Moische…

    Haven’t slept. Haven’t peed.

    Would somebody please send food…..

  410. Theresa says:
  411. Excellent, Theresa! Next time I’m a guy, I’ll be sure to get one :-)

  412. [thinks about that]

  413. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG, did she eat the babies? Where are the babies? Aaaaagggh!

  414. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG, did she eat the babies? Where are the babies? Aaaaagggh!

  415. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG, did she eat the babies? Where are the babies? Aaaaagggh!

  416. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG, did she eat the babies? Where are the babies? Aaaaagggh!

  417. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG, did she eat the babies? Where are the babies? Aaaaagggh!

  418. Sasha's mum says:

    OMG, did she eat the babies? Where are the babies? Aaaaagggh!

  419. Theresa, I am laughing so hard my Convenience Valve is gonna pop.

  420. Clare (and Cheesybird) thank you! thank you! Well, and I suppose I should really be thanking VG. Norwegian lesson of the day: VG is a tabloid and the name is pronounced “VAY-gay.”

  421. Tee hee hee, hey-h!

    Guess who’s just signed to play Gum-chewing Keeper in the Loveunger movie..
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0342399/

  422. (trying to find “poopypants” in spanish dictionary)

  423. Greg Grunberg, really? I was thinking more of this guy:
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000409/

  424. Grasshopper says:

    How do I contact the zoo? They need to move the camera!

  425. Grasshopper says:

    Cool! If you ask nicely they move into frame all by themselves.

  426. Ya know, that mama lion is one beautiful animal. Also, she just looked directly at me and licked her chops. Yikes!

  427. OK, seriously, how many times in one day can my head explode?

    the gang o three McSquirmersons were jockeying for position on the spigots and mama reached out and grabbed little Loner McSquirmerson, pulled him(?) or her(?) over and gave her a kiss.

    I have this idea in my head that Loner McSquirmerson is mama’s favorite. I wonder what Loner McSquirmerson translates to in Norwegian. Where’s a gum chomping, cub snorgling zookeeper when we need one.

  428. I’m having trouble sleeping these days with the heat and stress at work, but one look at this devoted, beautiful mama and her snoozy, suckling bebehs makes me think all is well.

    *sigh*

    So much love for these lions.

  429. Ohhhh, Lion Cam is so addictive!

  430. Mama lion was cracking me up – three cubbios were trying to find the nipples and she wasn’t budging. Mom needs a break sometimes, kids.

    AHN. #4 is curled up under mama’s chin and getting its hiney licked.

  431. Well, dang, first the extreme cuteness of mama lion and the four cubbies, now there’s a video of zexy zoopeople snorgling the cubbies? I can’t seem to get that video loaded. :-( Been trying a few times now. It’s not a live video, right so why isn’t it loading? Oh, look, the cubbies are live again…

  432. Oh my god, people – one cubbio just crawled about a foot away and curled up to sleep. Another cub followed, all curious, and then kerflopped on top of it for a good snooze. Sibling love!! I think I’m going to cry. I had to take a screencap, they’re on the left.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/juteux/cubbies.jpg

  433. Aww, one little lion club is feeding, and kneading momma! ouch!

  434. Ah, yes, Therese. That makes a LOT more sense. Thank you.

  435. Still hopelessly addicted. All are up and 4 are at the milk bar. Nothing could possibly be better than watching this.

  436. Johanna, I’m concerned about the whole “attaches with adhesive” thing. I mean, I love lion cam enough to wear a bag of warm urine around my calf, but.. adhesive? Where?? How??? I am skeptical and disturbed.

    This is why I put a second monitor in the bathroom.

  437. You gum-chompin’-keeper-lovin’ people crack me up. XD

    I swear the cubs have grown a bit every day I load the cam.

  438. Hee hee. Additional.

    *all cubs crashed out, two away from mum, two under the milk bar*

    *cub on left blearily wakes up, tries to latch onto left teat, decides it’s not good enough, climbs on sibling to reach right teat*

    *sibling on right wakes up, sees sibling* NYERHE! MINE!

    *begin leaning war*

    Dudes, there are four teats, four cubs. Can’t we all get along?!

  439. LOVE it. 400 comments, and not a commentroversy.

  440. *SHREIK*

    I can see themIcanseethemOMGOMGOMG!!!

    ::splode::

    Mama is GORGEOUS. There’s a bebe at her butt … he’s crawling towards her … OMG the SIDE EARS!!! He’s feeding!!!

    ::ded::

  441. Patito Giganto, you’re an even bigger genius than Therese. A SECOND monitor! [shakes head] Why didn’t I think of that….

    On a separate, more lion-related note, isn’t the mama just gorgeous???!!!

  442. Just showed my husband the live streaming and the video of the weighing. He was impressed, but I don’t think he’ll be addicted like me… :o)
    We both agreed that that would be the MOST awesome job.
    “What did you do today at work, honey?”
    “Oh, you know, the usual, weighed some lion cubs and then cuddled with them.”

  443. AUGH!!! Momma was asleep on her left side. I went to check some other sites and came back and momma was on her right side!!!! I was all “AUUUUGGGHHH MOMMA SWITCHED WHAT SIDE SHE WAS LAYING ON AND I MISSED IT!!! Angryangryangry” I wish there was Lion cam tivo.

  444. Liz, totally – it needs a downloadable alarm that sits on your desktop and beeps wildly when something exciting is happening so you can switch over real quick and watch.

  445. Aaaack. Mum, piece of advice. If you want to pick your kids up, the spot to aim for is the back of the neck. Not the face. When you try to pick them up by the face, you make your loyal fans panic. Please don’t. x.x

    (It was actually fine – she’s such a caring and careful mother, but there’s some skills she doesn’t seem to have quite got spot on yet. The cub told her about her mistake pretty pronto – I could hear the yelp on the sound feed. o.o But she didn’t mean to hurt him – she dropped him right away and a second later he was feeding contentedly.)

  446. Well, um, thanks, Johanna. And yes, the mother is a creature of outrageous beauty.

  447. The lion cam is on the edge of the first page! It must not fall off the first page…deer and flying penguins be damned!

  448. I can’t believe I actually went outside. But look, I brought snacks!
    (distributes wasabi peas and juice boxes)
    Tee hee, a baby just went from konked-out flat on her back to upright and teat-latched in .02 seconds..
    Yeah, mama is truly awesome.

    p.s. Brendan too scrawny; must snorgle Grunberg. (commentroversy?)

  449. OK, I did 3 really cute screen shots of the same cub… 1st one he’s on his back arms outstretched.
    Second one, momma lion has her arm over him – she was sort of hugging him.
    3rd one is just a full face of him on momma’s arm STARING RIGHT AT ME!!!!
    http://s3.supload.com/free/cub.JPG/view/
    http://s3.supload.com/free/cub2.JPG/view/
    http://s3.supload.com/free/cub3.JPG/view/

  450. P.S. Thanks PG for the snacks! :o)

  451. Yay! Feeds! *noms snacks* Awww, I loved your last screenshot, Kris. :)

    My favourite moment of today was watching a McSnoozersons try to keep hold of a teat and sleep at the same time. Every time he drifted off, the teat fell out of his mouth and his head would go *klonk* onto the wood chips. And he’d just sit up undaunted and re-latch.

    Lather, rinse, repeat. I counted five times :)

  452. It’s so amazing and humbling to watch such natural, instinctual animals and their behaviour – technically all mammals should nurse and sleep with their young, but of course humans have changed over the years…Mrs. Lion is such a fierce, caring mama.

  453. Kris- “Anh!”
    Ooh, them babies is getting more adventurous by the day.
    Crawling on mom’s head! WAAAAGH!

  454. I think Momma might have had a little too much to drink tonight…
    http://s3.supload.com/free/momma.JPG/view/

    “If I just keep one paw on the way, the room will stop spinning…”

  455. I’m tired – that should say – WALL not WAY!!

    Must close browser.
    Must.

  456. Can’t I just put my hand through and grab one and give it a little nuzzle? Those little faces are just too adorable not to!

  457. Baby was lying before mama’s face. Now, that’s a convenient sleeping mask, for they never turn the light off in that place.
    I like to watch them while listening to
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOwPGqIzNwQ&NR=1

  458. OMG Mom is paws up, cubbage is kissing her face.

    How am I supposed to have a social life when this is going on??? I ask you.

  459. Well, fine, if we’re picking our actor based on snorgleability, Grunberg’s your man, but I was imagining more hotness. ‘Cause they’re Norwegian zookeeper boys, see. (Yess! Commentroversy!!)

    (Wow. There are a lot of words in this comment that anger the firefox spellchecker.)

  460. OK, so right now, all of them (momma and bebehs) are sleeping with their paws up! in the air and their bellehs all expos-ed. The bebehs have these fat leetle bellehs that go up and down. I can almost hear the honk-shus!!!!!!! EEEEP! They are so adorable.

  461. Omg. In the last 40 minutes I have seen: everybody sleeping paws up; a major leecking session; mom finally lying down on her side; and some major suckin’ and kneadin’. I can die happy, my people.

  462. LEECKING

    CUBBAGE WIGGLE

    ITTLE LIONIOS NUZZLIN MOMMYLION

    teeniest of EARS omg i can’t take it… nooooo…

    ::ded::

  463. Fallen off the front page but we’re still going strong. :)

    Behbeh, you’re not fooling anyone that you’re actually sucking that teat. Your mouth is open and I can almost hear your little honk-shus.

  464. Katrina says:

    Hey-h, Waddysay we dub them all Honorary Norwegians?

    You do realize that those lions are going to grow up speaking Norwegian.

    Theo- You can be Norwegian, it is a bit of a burden and there is no going back. Do you like sardines or anchovies? Lox? Wood? Living through Winter and celebrating the Spring? Can you work up a patriotic sweat on May 17th? You are on our way, then.
    [How about, I already live in *Minnesota*, eh? - Ed.]

    Hey-h-what else do we have for our Conversion Contestant? By the way, what ethnicity are you now- there are conversion rates.

  465. Katrina says:

    Hey-h I was referring to Theo’s ethnicity, not yours- I just can’t or proofread type these days.

  466. I think I’ve spent an hour a day watching these guys since it was posted… at least.. I just can’t stop..
    even when they’re sleeping, I’m mesmerized. In full screen mode you can see her breathing! It’s like the extreme-meditation webcam.
    hehe she has radar ears going even when she’s snoozling..
    [I think the lions should get a restraining order against me. I'm creepy.]

  467. SayYesh says:

    Hello, and welcome to lion cam anonymous. Still addicted. Those kitters are getting bigger and feistier at the milk bar. Po po mama. Everytime I tune in, they’re scraping and scratching to get in. Oh so cute. And what a good mama she is. Such a good mama.

  468. Happy Father’s Day, everybody!
    Even though you might need to be physically isolated from dad (lest he chomp you dead in his big ol’ lion mouf)…
    well..
    Okay, bad example.

  469. Natasha says:

    Where did the mama go? It’s just the four bebes.. and they’re crying for their mama.

  470. Natasha says:

    The cam is off now.
    o_o
    NOOOOOO!
    It’s only 5:13am.
    D:

  471. Happy Monday fellow Lion Cam fans! Everybody is sleeping in a pile. Momma must be out getting a manicure…

  472. Mama’s back and the bebehs are belleh-up to the milk bar. I think Her Lioness-ness was getting a snack and a drink (and a BREAK, I hope, mama!)

  473. WEIGHING TIME!!!!!!

  474. So, I officially hate this girl.
    http://s3.supload.com/free/cubs.JPG/view/
    http://s3.supload.com/free/cubs2.JPG/view/

    Kidding. I am SOOOOOO jealous.
    First picture, babeh’s all, Whatcha writin’???

  475. Awwww …. bebehs are snugglingk wif mama!

  476. They have really gotten a LOT bigger and more mobile in a short amount of time!!!

  477. Ooh, I missed a weighing??
    Dang.
    Knew I shoulda quit my job..

  478. Did you bring snacks today??? I’m getting hungry…

  479. (ladles coconut sauce over sticky rice and mango, sprinkles chopped peanuts on top)
    Eat up, Kris..
    An attendant will be in shortly to turn you. There’s nothing cute about “cubsores”.

  480. That smells GOOOOOD!
    No action going on right now, so I guess I should eat up and use the facilities…
    On another note, I’ve successfully addicted at least 3 other people to the Cub Cam. Mwahahahahaha.

  481. I missed a weighing!? Did our gum-chomping zookeeper boyfriend make an appearance? I’ll keep an eye out for the video.

  482. Yes, I have pictures above. It was him and a blonde with a camera. She took photos of the cubs, then he took photos of her with the cubs.

  483. Is it the lady from this video?
    http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=16997

    She’s preddy.
    An’ she’s LUCKY.
    Jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous.

  484. Yep, I think that was her!

  485. Katrina, I am not Norwegian, but I’m happy to go around bestowing honorary Norwegianship with you. :)

  486. Site is down :-(:-(

  487. kristen says:

    i am devastated that this site is down…

  488. I wonder if we the word got out more and more and we just overloaded it. Throughout the day, it was buffering, buffering. Very sad too. Boohoo. Where are my kitties?

  489. gaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh! i am SO sad without mama and her babies! I have them up on one of my monitors all the time so I can check in on them (it’s probably just that sort of behaviour that crashed the site – yikes).
    :( SO SAD :(
    I hope it’s back up soon!

  490. Nooooooooooooooo!!!! “Ikke funnet”????

    I must know how the lil lions are doing!!!

  491. I hope it comes back up soon!!! I’m sad without it. :(

  492. Oh man, I hope we didn’t clobber their bandwidth… and I suspect maybe we did…

  493. shortness of breath…?
    cold sweats…?
    blurred vision…?

    If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may be suffering from lion cub withdrawl. If symptoms persist or become acute, consult your nearest kitten.

  494. I think we killed Norway.

    “Ikke funnet” doesn’t sound too good.

  495. Ikke funnet = Not found.

  496. I for one am willing to throw money at a tip jar for this one — who speaks Norwegian to find out how we can get this back online?

  497. englishwoman says:

    it means ‘not found’

    so hopefully they’re just doing some site maintenance and they’ll be back soon

    *crosses fingers*

  498. englishwoman says:

    it’s also 11.30 at night in Norway right now – it might not be back up again until tomorrow morning

  499. I sent an email begging them to re-establish the feed. I am trusing iGoogle didn’t translate my message into something heinous…

  500. trusting

  501. There IS sound! Did anyone else hear a male lion roar last night. It woke me up, I forgot I had left sound on. I quick looked and momma raised her head and looked and then went back to sleep as he slowed down. He must be nearby them.

    Also I tried to do a translation of the message from Swedish, which was closest I could find and it said something about them being moved to their winter lair???

  502. The message says: We’re sorry, but the page you requested was not found. You may be able to go through the front or to see a weather report.

  503. I thought the roaring was a recording!

  504. I googled “cub cam addict”. The first link was a picture of Kris :p
    Then I saw this article from an Atlanta paper, about their zoo cutting its 24/7 baby panda cam down to M-F 10am-5pm.
    Check out the comments..
    See the ugliness of withdrawal..
    And be afraid.
    http://www.ajc.com/living/content/shared-blogs/ajc/pandas/entries/2006/11/27/zoos_panda_cam_hours_cut_back.html

  505. Missin' the lions says:

    The lion mama and cubs are living at the Kristiansand Zoo in Norway. I found the website for the zoo, and used Google translate to view the page. Here’s the entire link:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dyreparken.com%2F&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=no&sl=es&tl=en&tl=en

    Clicking on the image of the lion mom and cubs will take you to an info page for them. (See close-ups of the cubs… aaaawwww!) Perhaps if enough fans of the lions write in to say how much they would love the live lion cam to continue, a way could be found to bring it back.

    I would be happy to pay some kind of amount to help cover their expenses and donate to the zoo. This could end up being a way for them to bring in some additional funds for the zoo.

    I’m having serious lion cam withdrawls here. I’m really hoping we can continue to see the progress of the cubs. As they get a little older they’re going to have much more energy and playfulness. I expect to install a sleeping bag and mini fridge next to my computer so I don’t miss anything…

  506. Missin' the lions says:

    The lion mama and cubs are living at the Kristiansand Zoo in Norway. I found the website for the zoo, and used Google translate to view the page. Here’s the entire link:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dyreparken.com%2F&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=no&sl=es&tl=en&tl=en

    Clicking on the image of the lion mom and cubs will take you to an info page for them. (See close-ups of the cubs… aaaawwww!) Perhaps if enough fans of the lions write in to say how much they would love the live lion cam to continue, a way could be found to bring it back.

    I would be happy to pay some kind of amount to help cover their expenses and donate to the zoo. This could end up being a way for them to bring in some additional funds for the zoo.

    I’m having serious lion cam withdrawls here. I’m really hoping we can continue to see the progress of the cubs. As they get a little older they’re going to have much more energy and playfulness. I expect to install a sleeping bag and mini fridge next to my computer so I don’t miss anything…

  507. Missin' the lions says:

    The lion mama and cubs are living at the Kristiansand Zoo in Norway. I found the website for the zoo, and used Google translate to view the page. Here’s the entire link:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dyreparken.com%2F&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=no&sl=es&tl=en&tl=en

    Clicking on the image of the lion mom and cubs will take you to an info page for them. (See close-ups of the cubs… aaaawwww!) Perhaps if enough fans of the lions write in to say how much they would love the live lion cam to continue, a way could be found to bring it back.

    I would be happy to pay some kind of amount to help cover their expenses and donate to the zoo. This could end up being a way for them to bring in some additional funds for the zoo.

    I’m having serious lion cam withdrawls here. I’m really hoping we can continue to see the progress of the cubs. As they get a little older they’re going to have much more energy and playfulness. I expect to install a sleeping bag and mini fridge next to my computer so I don’t miss anything…

  508. Missin' the lions says:

    The lion mama and cubs are living at the Kristiansand Zoo in Norway. I found the website for the zoo, and used Google translate to view the page. Here’s the entire link:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dyreparken.com%2F&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=no&sl=es&tl=en&tl=en

    Clicking on the image of the lion mom and cubs will take you to an info page for them. (See close-ups of the cubs… aaaawwww!) Perhaps if enough fans of the lions write in to say how much they would love the live lion cam to continue, a way could be found to bring it back.

    I would be happy to pay some kind of amount to help cover their expenses and donate to the zoo. This could end up being a way for them to bring in some additional funds for the zoo.

    I’m having serious lion cam withdrawls here. I’m really hoping we can continue to see the progress of the cubs. As they get a little older they’re going to have much more energy and playfulness. I expect to install a sleeping bag and mini fridge next to my computer so I don’t miss anything…

  509. Missin' the lions says:

    The lion mama and cubs are living at the Kristiansand Zoo in Norway. I found the website for the zoo, and used Google translate to view the page. Here’s the entire link:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dyreparken.com%2F&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=no&sl=es&tl=en&tl=en

    Clicking on the image of the lion mom and cubs will take you to an info page for them. (See close-ups of the cubs… aaaawwww!) Perhaps if enough fans of the lions write in to say how much they would love the live lion cam to continue, a way could be found to bring it back.

    I would be happy to pay some kind of amount to help cover their expenses and donate to the zoo. This could end up being a way for them to bring in some additional funds for the zoo.

    I’m having serious lion cam withdrawls here. I’m really hoping we can continue to see the progress of the cubs. As they get a little older they’re going to have much more energy and playfulness. I expect to install a sleeping bag and mini fridge next to my computer so I don’t miss anything…

  510. Missin' the lions says:

    The lion mama and cubs are living at the Kristiansand Zoo in Norway. I found the website for the zoo, and used Google translate to view the page. Here’s the entire link:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dyreparken.com%2F&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=no&sl=es&tl=en&tl=en

    Clicking on the image of the lion mom and cubs will take you to an info page for them. (See close-ups of the cubs… aaaawwww!) Perhaps if enough fans of the lions write in to say how much they would love the live lion cam to continue, a way could be found to bring it back.

    I would be happy to pay some kind of amount to help cover their expenses and donate to the zoo. This could end up being a way for them to bring in some additional funds for the zoo.

    I’m having serious lion cam withdrawls here. I’m really hoping we can continue to see the progress of the cubs. As they get a little older they’re going to have much more energy and playfulness. I expect to install a sleeping bag and mini fridge next to my computer so I don’t miss anything…

  511. Oh Noes! Please come back cubbies. I promise to be extra good and eat all my vegetables.

    This might help. Go to
    http://www.dyreparken.com/index.jsp?a=119152

    Scroll down to 2 Juni 2008 and click on the link to the film of (I think) the cubbies at 1 day old.

    Our gum chomping zookeeper makes an appearance. Also? The film will kill you **ded**.

  512. I miss the babies… seriously having withdrawal symptoms here. Do you think they will come back?

  513. Nooooo. Say it’s not so. :~( I was away from my computer today and when I came online to get my fix they were GONE!!!

    I was looking forward to watching them grow up… I couldn’t wait until the day I was going to see them start actually playing for the first time….

    Though I have to admit, I’m not surprised the cam came down. :( It belonged to VG, a news company, not to the zoo. I’ll drop the zoo an email in my best (attempt at) Norwegian to request a permanent webcam, but I’m not wildly optimistic.

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah…

  514. Darn! I have had the lion cam on pretty much nonstop since you posted this, but now the view is no longer there. My heart is broken. I LOVED watch mama lion lick her cubs and cuddle them, but now there is a message on the page that says the “matter” I am looking for is not available.

  515. Missin' the lions says:

    I sent a polite email to the zoo and proposed my idea for funding the live lion cam with donations from viewers.

    I hope this sparks an idea… and I hope someone there speaks English…

  516. Missin' the lions says:

    I sent a polite email to the zoo and proposed my idea for funding the live lion cam with donations from viewers.

    I hope this sparks an idea… and I hope someone there speaks English…

  517. Missin' the lions says:

    I sent a polite email to the zoo and proposed my idea for funding the live lion cam with donations from viewers.

    I hope this sparks an idea… and I hope someone there speaks English…

  518. Missin' the lions says:

    I sent a polite email to the zoo and proposed my idea for funding the live lion cam with donations from viewers.

    I hope this sparks an idea… and I hope someone there speaks English…

  519. Missin' the lions says:

    I sent a polite email to the zoo and proposed my idea for funding the live lion cam with donations from viewers.

    I hope this sparks an idea… and I hope someone there speaks English…

  520. Missin' the lions says:

    I sent a polite email to the zoo and proposed my idea for funding the live lion cam with donations from viewers.

    I hope this sparks an idea… and I hope someone there speaks English…

  521. Oh dear.
    Forgive me, but I had to share..
    Photos and an article (in Norwegian) about Sera (that’s mama lion) and her mate.. um..
    Making the kittens.
    http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/artikkel.php?artid=166677

    Please forgive me.

  522. To be more direct:
    those are photos of married grownup lions doing what mommies and daddies do when they love each other very much and want to have four babies.

  523. And I don’t know how I found this page, but it’s got video of the cublings when they were just borned.
    http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/artikkel.php?artid=527748

    Awww..
    I miss ‘em.

  524. they are up again! up again!

    *happy dance* -me must go watchin’ again!

  525. I am so happy to be proven wrong. :D And now there is a banner at the top of the page with a picture of the cubs on – I doubt they’d bother to make that if they were only going to take it down again, right? Right??? :)

  526. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

  527. *ahem*
    Yay!

  528. So relieved I didn’t have to suffer through not knowing if the cubs were coming back on or not!!! It’s 7:15 EST and the cam is operational! WOOOOOOOT! I, for one, would definitely help fund an All The Time Cam for the Cubs.
    P.G. you found my CCA picture online??? I knew it wouldn’t take long… :oP

  529. Last night I sent a begging and pleading email asking them to bring the cubbies back and this morning I had the nicest reply in my mailbox. I think I love everything about Norway. It is now my favorite place and I really want to go visit.

    PS- there was a problem with the camera. It’s all good now.

  530. Also, I believe one of the cubbies just waved at me.

  531. No, he was waving at ME!!!

  532. Welcome back løveungers!!! They even made the site better – more løveunger links! (My entire weekend was spent giving my husband updates on the løveunger this, the løveunger that – it’s my favorite word now.) Hooray for Norge and Rampelys and Forbruker and every other cute amazing Norwegian thing! Yaaay!

  533. Momma’s FINALLY back!

    YAY!

  534. THE KITTERS ARE BACK!!!! I can breathe again. Yippeeee.

  535. YESYESYESYES!
    It looks like Mama lion redecorated while she was offline- I see some shrubbery or something to the far right side of her den that wasn’t there before….

  536. Cublet is totally asleep hanging on to the teat…
    http://s3.supload.com/free/sleepy.JPG/view/

    Awwww.

  537. Oh, I will happily sit through the short little Norwegian ad in order to see the lions:-) I didn’t know they’d been gone, but I’m glad they’re back!

  538. OH THANK GOD THEY’RE BACK

    I had the shakes.

    Cubbage bath, now the milk bar.

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. *sigh*

  539. Two of the cubs were PLAYING! They were wrestling all over each other…
    http://s3.supload.com/free/playing.JPG/view/
    http://s3.supload.com/free/playing2.JPG/view/

  540. And now they are sleepingks on each other. AAAAAARRGGHHH!
    I need that job!
    http://s3.supload.com/free/sleepingks.JPG/view/

  541. BoidsGottaFly says:

    Oh happy day! Thank goodness for the simple pleasures we can enjoy in this complicated world! LOVE seeing the mama and cubs again… my whole body relaxed, filled with “Aaaaaawwwww”, and the world is a little nicer.

    I’m glad there is a little ad at the beginning. This means they have a sponsor to pay for the expenses. Yay sponsor!

    The site was probably flooded with emails from lion family fans going through some serious withdrawals… heh…

  542. Heeeeeeey! They turned off the lights!!???!!

  543. SayYesh says:

    Yes, kitters are all sleepin’ in the dark, which is as it should be, you know, simulatin’ nature and all. Nite nite! (I can see a bit of their shadowy forms.)

  544. @kris: i noticed that too! although i think someone wondered whether the zoo does that for them…so as not to throw off lionses biological clocks…

  545. Them løveunger gotta rest in the dark sometime.

    Now maybe I can get work done! :-)

  546. Well you can still sorta see ‘em. In a way, I’m glad they turned out the lights. We need the darkness, like we need the light… it’s probably better for the regenerating and growing processes. And my job security… :o)

  547. I’m going to pretend it’s just a coincidence that I got a ton of work done while cub cam was down yesterday.

  548. Pirate Queen says:

    Yee hah! They’re back again … get set for worldwide productivity to plummet once again!

  549. Where have they gone???? Frame is empty?! ::SOB::

  550. Whew! Thank you Norwegians for adjusting the camera! I can continue my day in peace now! :o)

  551. Time for a weigh in!!!!

  552. Hi! I’m a norwegian who follows both this board and those cute lions. If some of you have some questions about the lions, I’m happy to translate the info and help you.

    [So, what has Mama Lion been saying? - Ed.]

  553. um…not sure actually what she’s saying, because the sound is off. But I guess she’s saying something like: I know you’re all watching and is okay because I know they are adorable!

    [LOL. You're good. You could be a jet-setting translator for veterinary diplomats. Are there any, do you think? - Ed.]

  554. Funny Theo!!!

    I’m sure inquiring minds want to know if brown-haired cub weigher is single!?!?! :o)

  555. I’m guessing he’s single;)

  556. MAMA’S TAIL! MAMA’S TAIL! MUST CATCH IT!!

  557. btw; the names of the little ones; Nala, Lea, Kiara and Akira. Four girls (I’m thinking cat fight)

  558. Really? 4 girls?? I would have guessed that Cubby McLonersons was a boy.

  559. I think I read somewhere that they all are girls, but now I can’t find that info anywhere… Be patient with me;) I will get back on that one…

  560. Oops! I’ve been streaming the lion cub cam, and IT just asked if I was having issues with my computer…Apparently, I have used a disproportionate amount of bandwidth and they were wondering if I had a virus or something…
    I guess you could call Lion Cub Cam addiction a Virus.

  561. kristen says:

    I am sooooo glad they are back… i too had withdrawl and was actually sad!

    I clicked on everylink on that site and sent emails everywhere i could.

    But, you are all correct – productivity here is at a standstill!

  562. I had the completely scientifically unfounded idea that the Gang O Three McCubbersons were all boys leaving Loner McCubberson the only girl. I think that idea was primarily based on, oh who am I kidding, I have no idea why I thought that.

  563. And right now Loner McCubberson is sleeping nose to nose with mama and it is just too sweet for words.

  564. SayYesh says:

    And one of my favorite memories: One lil kitter was attached high on mama’s belly, and drunk with milk just pitched over onto the other kitters, zonk snooze. I also love when they flail about on their backs, as if they were turtles and couldn’t get back up on their feets.

  565. BoidsGottaFly says:

    In the lion world, having a larger percentage of females is a good thing! Once male cubs get big enough, they get booted from the pride and have to live the bachelor life… with the hopes of finding their own pride sometime. Helps if they’re paired up with a brother.

    But a litter of all female cubs means they would stay with the pride and be together for life, most likely.

    Unfortunately, I’m also inclined to think first that an adventurous cub would be male… *darn those early cultural influences*. I’m an adventurous lone female, I really should know better by now. A bold, curious cub can just as easily be a female. *check*

    Here’s hoping hard that the live lion cam continues. I want so much to watch these precious little ones grow up. I also love watching such a magnificent, loving and caring mama.

  566. Nighty night, Cubbies and Momma.

  567. Anybody else wish they’d install some kind of super cool night vision lens on the camera so the Løveunger family could sleep in the dark but we could still see them?

    I’m not satisfied with just being unproductive at work, I want to be unproductive at home (eastern time zone in the US) too.

    That said, I’m glad they’re shutting off the lights for them. I wonder if it was stressing the mama out to be in the light all the time. Even her patented McCubberson sleep mask couldn’t keep out all the light.

  568. LOL Lori! I know! On Saturday evening I was supposed to get 100 things done. What did I do? Watched the babies for 2+ hours!!!
    Let the nightvision goggles prevail!!!

  569. Hmm, shouldn’t be too difficult to rig an infrared spotlight or two with some cheap parts from Radio Shack and a bunch of IR LEDs.

    Lenore & Oskay, are you out there? Cute Overload (and Norway) needs you!

    Don’t laugh at me because I mentioned Radio Shack…

  570. I hear the MacGyver theme song for some reason…

  571. Wow, an earworm successfully implanted, and I wasn’t even trying!

  572. Heh! Ok, I’m out until tomorrow – must get sunlight and food. :o)

  573. Theo, there’s nothing funny about Radio Shack.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ03vomoAx0

  574. This is my favorite picture yet!!!
    http://s3.supload.com/free/cute.JPG/view/

    PG – HILARIOUS and totally excruciating!!!

  575. WOW I finally got to see momma grab her cubberling for best placement while grooming **squee**

  576. Gawd… the lil one nuzzling mama’s head (which is as big as the cubbin itself) could NOT be cuter.

    I die. There. I am ded now. I hope you’re happy, little løveungers.

  577. Akiraaaaaa!!
    Tetsuoooooooo!!
    Akiraaaaaaa!!
    Tetsuoooooooo!!

    Anybody know which name they gave to Loner?
    And can someone tell Miss Sera to knock it off with the bebbeh-as-pillow routine? It’s just too much. I mean.. come on.
    Thank you.

  578. LadyDarya says:

    I am so glad to know that I am not the only one not getting any work done until the lights go out or the camera goes down and then you hear wailing coming from my cubbicle and then I get back to work unti lights come on or camera works….

  579. Aaaahn. Lights just went down as I was watching.

    Seepy seepy babies.

    Nightie night!

  580. Come for the løveunger..
    Stay for the dunlett sjarmtroll
    http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=17168

    Is there nothing VG won’t do to make people’s heads explode?
    I mean.. come on.

    Nyheter indeed!

  581. At one point I checked before heading out to work and there were no lions, but only what appeared to be a brown bucket. I wanted to call in to work soooo bad so I could see if it was feeding time or something.

  582. Aww, baby penguin! Now, is that the dad who sits on them? Whichever parent was like, “Hey, I know he’s cute, but put him back!!!”
    Do penguins usually just have one baby at a time?

    Morning Lion Family! :)

  583. I just watched the dunlett sjarmtroll video. I believe we witnessed some serious Penguin Disaproval there.

    Mama was all “seriously dude, give me back the baby and you won’t get hurt.”

    That said – baby penguins = **splode**.

  584. cheesybird says:

    OMG!! Little baby penguin wings!!! Eeeeeeeeee!!!!

  585. OK, I seriously want to know the answer to this question.
    Is the Loner McCubbersons the cub that was born later?
    Momma always keeps her eye on her, but she does seem to go her own way! Wait til she’s a teenager – she’ll be nothin’ but trouble!!!

  586. Do we know for sure that the loner is always the same baby?? I can’t tell them apart.

  587. S, just look for the coolest one. That’s who she is. Easy!

  588. So I finally got around to asking Google Translator to translate that little paragraph that lives under the live video feed on the VGTV page. Here is the translation according to Google.

    “Keep track of the sweet, young krabatene eat, play and sleep live from løvehuset in Kristiansand Zoo, only on the VGTV! Dyreparken turn off the lights in the house on natterstid. Lives have no audio.”

    It kind of makes me ridiculously happy. Lives have no audio indeed!

  589. I just watched the coolest thing. Momma was licking the heck out of this one baby. I mean, a thorough, THOROUGH going over. She finally stops and rolls over on her side. Then, little cublet starts licking her momma’s front leg…and licking and licking and licking. Wore her darn self out and got thirsty and went over to the milkbar to feed.
    It was SO COOL to watch her lick her mother. She was like, “OH this is how you do it!!!”

  590. I just switched over from doing actual work to checking on my latest obsession and noticed the camera is slightly repositioned. i wonder if momma realized what was going on (us spying on her and the babies) and moved it. i wish i could have had it up and witnessed whatever did happen.

  591. BoidsGottaFly says:

    I was lucky enough to check in while they were waking up. I never get tired of watching sleepy little cubs getting a very thorough bath from mama. Her strong licking often lifts a cub off the ground a bit! When they are on their backs with their little paws waving in the air, it’s just so adorable.

    Also while the cubs are jostling for the best place to nurse, which is usually the nipple currently being enjoyed by a sister, mama’s expression changes with all the climbing and pawing from the cubs. The cubs are probably being a little rough on her, but she takes it in stride. She then repositions herself so that more “breakfast” feeders are available for them. Such a patient and attentive mama.

    I loved seeing one little cub right near mama’s head closing her eyes, yawning, and starting to fall asleep. Mama was on her side and kept gazing at her little one with loving eyes. The cub then rubbed against mama and settled in to sleep right against her head. The expression on mama’s face was so content, so gentle… *sniff*… ‘scuse me, I got sumthin’ in my eye…

  592. Morning fellow Lion Cam watchers!!!

    Have you all seen the side bar on the left of the cam that lists the babies’ names and what I’m guessing are current weights?? Guess they knew that Inquiring Minds wanted to know!!!

  593. Mama is off somewhere and three cubs were in a pile while Loner McCubbersons was by herself. Well, one of the three cubs went over and laid down next to Loner McCubbersons, started licking her and then put her arm around her and went to sleep. I think I’m going to die.

  594. EXPLORING CUB! EXPLORING CUB! WOOP WOOP WOOP! ALERT!

  595. Pleh. Mulch is icky.

  596. I’m glad to see other people still check on the cubbages as well. haha

  597. Amy, I am dead now too.
    Thanks. Thanks a lot.

    I want Loner McCubbersons merch, STAT.

  598. Everyone is awake at the McCubberson house. Mom is watching closely while the babies explore. Those McCubbersons are going to be quite a pawful before long.

  599. oh wow! they are really exploring and moving about.
    I think they need toys.

  600. Toys! Yes, they need toys. Baby McCubbersons playing with toys. There might be an epidemic of folks keeling over and dying from the cute.

    Anybody but me wish there was some way to tell them apart. I’d like to start referring to them by their official names – Akira McCubberson has a nice ring to it. Now which one is she?

    In my perfect little dream world they could tie ribbons on the babies so we could figure out which is which BUT I think Mama might object strongly to that.

    I think our dark-haired, gum chomper needs to do another video.

  601. I love how they’ve started chomping on mom when she’s trying to administer the baths. Sassy!
    And even though I know that Norway is 7 hours ahead and it’s completely dark in there, I still took a peek. Like somehow the planets might have spontaneously re-aligned while I was away from my computer and it just might be day in there.

  602. I get upset when only 3 cubs are in view. I always worry that “something” happened.
    Kitters are waking up and munching. One of the girls must have really chomped on momma as her head came flying up like, “HEY! Do you MIND going a little easier on me there!?!?!”

  603. Lori, I think Loner McCubbersons has a darker hair stripe on her back…

  604. kristen says:

    I so check on them at night too – sometimes i can barely see mama…

    I always hope the light is on!

  605. Um, have we discussed the spotted ‘tocks yet?

  606. cheesybird says:

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Cubcam seems to be down! A while ago it was stuck on a static image, and now it’s just a black screen (and it’s only 2 pm in Norway, so it’s not lights out). I hope this is just a temporary glitch! :(

    (Phew… at least Ferretcam is still up and running, so I can watch the antics of Wormy McSquirmerson!)

  607. Where oh where are my kitters? Been so busy, and have missed my obsession. I see someone else noticed that the kitters are chomping a bit on the mulch. One kitter was like all gaackkkk, and momma ever so alert came over and picked her up, and brought her ’round as if to say, hey, don’t be eating that stuff, the food bar is here. Some more gaacking ensued but little kitters was eventually okay. Phew.

  608. It just says “loading”! :(
    Fix it, Norwegians! FIX IT!!!!!!

  609. kristen says:

    I can’t go thru this torture again! They MUST bring them back!

  610. STILL down! Somebody get me a ticket to Norway!

  611. it’s back up! it’s back up!

  612. Shew! I was in panic mode for too long. I think I need a nap now. Wonder if momma lion wants me to take over for awhile…oh wait a minute… at least I’d be good for a cuddle.

  613. Somebody needs to cut that tree down!!! HMPH!!!

  614. SIGH! Black screen again :-(

    Norwegians, you are KILLIN MEH

  615. What are they doing behind the bushes?
    I live in Norway, I want to go see them this summer :) Anyone else?

  616. Genosha – you are sooooo lucky!! Wish *I* lived in Norway…

  617. Awwww! Momma’s getting a bath!!!
    http://s3.supload.com/free/bath.JPG/view/

  618. Norwegian tree in way of loveungers!!!

  619. Hey, is that Norwegian Wood?? (Isn’t it good, Norwegian wood? No, in this case, it’s not!!!)

  620. i just found this video on the right sidebar.
    http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=17304
    very very cute.

  621. BoidsGottaFly says:

    Such a great viewing day for mama and the cubbages! They’re starting to grow past their rolly-polly stage and getting more active.

    So much cuteness and sweetness today, I just had to take some screen captures. I wish the resolution was higher, and I think the camera is a bit further back than it used to be (probably to give a wider view). A bit pixelly on the details, but the aaaaaaawwwww definitely comes through:

    http://home.att.net/~blackonblack/2008-06-27-lions-5.jpg
    http://home.att.net/~blackonblack/2008-06-27-lions-12.jpg

    I don’t know how I managed to take any screenshots after #5, the little lion cub face tucked in his mama’s protective paw keeeeooood me…..

  622. englishwoman says:

    All the cubs are now over 4kg, so they’re obviously growing fast.

    I wasn’t able to log on as much this week (ruddy day job – grr!), and it was noticeable how much progress they’d all made between Monday and Friday.

    Don’t grow up too fast, little lions! (What will we do when they’re all grown up , gulp?)

  623. They’ve moved the camera again. (*#&@#$^ tree in the way! And so far panned back! Waaaah! :(

  624. Cublet is playing with Momma’s tail. Thankfully, she doesn’t seem to mind!! http://s3.supload.com/free/tailio.JPG/view/

  625. The Obstructing Conifer is here to remind you that you are seeing lions in Norway. Not Kenya.

  626. I’m back! Did you miss me?! I was moving house. I have a black screen! Aargh! What’s happened? Have they growned up at all?!

    I has a withdrawal. *sob*

  627. Missin' the lions says:

    For a few days now the view has been a closer shot of the corner where mama and the cubs usually are. But the picture almost looks like it is a still shot, with no lions at all.

    I miss them! The cubs must be getting bigger and more energetic now. I really love watching them and hate to miss all those wonderful moments.

    Where are they?

  628. Missin' the lions says:

    For a few days now the view has been a closer shot of the corner where mama and the cubs usually are. But the picture almost looks like it is a still shot, with no lions at all.

    I miss them! The cubs must be getting bigger and more energetic now. I really love watching them and hate to miss all those wonderful moments.

    Where are they?

  629. Missin' the lions says:

    For a few days now the view has been a closer shot of the corner where mama and the cubs usually are. But the picture almost looks like it is a still shot, with no lions at all.

    I miss them! The cubs must be getting bigger and more energetic now. I really love watching them and hate to miss all those wonderful moments.

    Where are they?

  630. Missin' the lions says:

    For a few days now the view has been a closer shot of the corner where mama and the cubs usually are. But the picture almost looks like it is a still shot, with no lions at all.

    I miss them! The cubs must be getting bigger and more energetic now. I really love watching them and hate to miss all those wonderful moments.

    Where are they?

  631. Missin' the lions says:

    For a few days now the view has been a closer shot of the corner where mama and the cubs usually are. But the picture almost looks like it is a still shot, with no lions at all.

    I miss them! The cubs must be getting bigger and more energetic now. I really love watching them and hate to miss all those wonderful moments.

    Where are they?

  632. Missin' the lions says:

    For a few days now the view has been a closer shot of the corner where mama and the cubs usually are. But the picture almost looks like it is a still shot, with no lions at all.

    I miss them! The cubs must be getting bigger and more energetic now. I really love watching them and hate to miss all those wonderful moments.

    Where are they?

  633. I must have bad timing because I always check in when they are not in frame. :-(

    Can anyone out there tell me the best times to tune in?

  634. Missin' the lions says:

    I haven’t seen them lately myself. Can’t tell if the empty scene is live, or a still shot. Maybe there’s some technical issues going on.

    Anyway, I always had good luck checking in when it was very early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, by Norwegian time. Those are the hours when lions are naturally more active.

    I’m on PDT time, so I just count 8 or 9 hours ahead for them, and it seems to be right. Good luck!

  635. Missin' the lions says:

    I haven’t seen them lately myself. Can’t tell if the empty scene is live, or a still shot. Maybe there’s some technical issues going on.

    Anyway, I always had good luck checking in when it was very early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, by Norwegian time. Those are the hours when lions are naturally more active.

    I’m on PDT time, so I just count 8 or 9 hours ahead for them, and it seems to be right. Good luck!

  636. Missin' the lions says:

    I haven’t seen them lately myself. Can’t tell if the empty scene is live, or a still shot. Maybe there’s some technical issues going on.

    Anyway, I always had good luck checking in when it was very early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, by Norwegian time. Those are the hours when lions are naturally more active.

    I’m on PDT time, so I just count 8 or 9 hours ahead for them, and it seems to be right. Good luck!

  637. Missin' the lions says:

    I haven’t seen them lately myself. Can’t tell if the empty scene is live, or a still shot. Maybe there’s some technical issues going on.

    Anyway, I always had good luck checking in when it was very early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, by Norwegian time. Those are the hours when lions are naturally more active.

    I’m on PDT time, so I just count 8 or 9 hours ahead for them, and it seems to be right. Good luck!

  638. Missin' the lions says:

    I haven’t seen them lately myself. Can’t tell if the empty scene is live, or a still shot. Maybe there’s some technical issues going on.

    Anyway, I always had good luck checking in when it was very early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, by Norwegian time. Those are the hours when lions are naturally more active.

    I’m on PDT time, so I just count 8 or 9 hours ahead for them, and it seems to be right. Good luck!

  639. Missin' the lions says:

    I haven’t seen them lately myself. Can’t tell if the empty scene is live, or a still shot. Maybe there’s some technical issues going on.

    Anyway, I always had good luck checking in when it was very early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, by Norwegian time. Those are the hours when lions are naturally more active.

    I’m on PDT time, so I just count 8 or 9 hours ahead for them, and it seems to be right. Good luck!

  640. Hi everybody. Found this new video of the little ones: http://dyreparken.no/Nyheter/sistenytt/Aktive-loveunger/ You can actually hear them in this video! The text is saying that it is not as easy to weigh them now as in the beginning because they are like little, playfull children with their own mind. The smallest weighs 4220g and the biggest 5360g.

  641. I am going through lion cub withdrawal! I really don’t understand what the point is of having a functioning web cam/web site when the camera is focusing in on a spot where the lions never are! I need my lion fix.

  642. 2 more McCubbersons born in Norway over the weekend?
    http://dyreparken.no/Nyheter/sistenytt/To-nye-lover/

    I translated the text with Google translator (which amuses me greatly). Here it is:

    “In just over a month has now entered six new løveunger to Dyreparken. On Friday, 4. July 2008 was Kila mother for the first time.

    Dyrepasserne found that Kila was born on Friday 4. July. She has shown signs of nervousness in connection with the birth and dyrepasserne has given the freshly baked mother complete peace of the weekend.

    Now, seeing it all out to be good for both of the two kids and the mother. The small turn up the industry and the Kila appears to be a omsorgsfulle mother.

    Youngsters are naturally not examined yet, so for now you do not know what gender the two new løvebarna is.

    Kila has been in one of the large bedrooms with their kids. It is therefore not possible for the public to see the little løvefamilien.”

    No worries. She is apparently a omsorgsfulle mother. Im pretty sure omsorgsfulle = full of snorgles.

  643. Baby pandas being borned!
    http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=17494

    Holy Moly! Video of the birth of twin panda babies to Guo Guo, the panda rescued from the China earthquake. Some scary (for us humans) footage of Mama with one of the babies in her mouth. Newborn pandas are extremely pink and squirmy. And teensy.

  644. I know! Where are the lions???????

  645. Now I know this might be sacrilege, but new momma Kila might be even more beautiful than the McCubbersons’ momma!

    And the baby panda being BLOOP! dropped on the floor born! Sheesh!!!

  646. Missin' the lions says:

    lori: “omsorgsfulle = full of snorgles”

    hehe… excellent job of filling in the Google Translate gaps!

    New mama lion Kila is a beauty indeed! Her two precious cubs are so sweet. Perhaps when they get a bit older they can play with the four cubs from the other family group.

    I still check in on the first group, but the video keeps playing the ad, then going to a black screen. There’s some printing in the lower right hand corner that just says “stopped”. So I suppose that means there’s no transmission or live camera at all. This has been going on for DAYS!!!

    I miss seeing the four cubs as they are growing up. They’re getting to the more active stage now, and I’m sure we’re all missing some adorable antics. Drat.

    Has anyone else logged on to the live feed and seen the mama and four cubs lately?

  647. Missin' the lions says:

    lori: “omsorgsfulle = full of snorgles”

    hehe… excellent job of filling in the Google Translate gaps!

    New mama lion Kila is a beauty indeed! Her two precious cubs are so sweet. Perhaps when they get a bit older they can play with the four cubs from the other family group.

    I still check in on the first group, but the video keeps playing the ad, then going to a black screen. There’s some printing in the lower right hand corner that just says “stopped”. So I suppose that means there’s no transmission or live camera at all. This has been going on for DAYS!!!

    I miss seeing the four cubs as they are growing up. They’re getting to the more active stage now, and I’m sure we’re all missing some adorable antics. Drat.

    Has anyone else logged on to the live feed and seen the mama and four cubs lately?

  648. Missin' the lions says:

    lori: “omsorgsfulle = full of snorgles”

    hehe… excellent job of filling in the Google Translate gaps!

    New mama lion Kila is a beauty indeed! Her two precious cubs are so sweet. Perhaps when they get a bit older they can play with the four cubs from the other family group.

    I still check in on the first group, but the video keeps playing the ad, then going to a black screen. There’s some printing in the lower right hand corner that just says “stopped”. So I suppose that means there’s no transmission or live camera at all. This has been going on for DAYS!!!

    I miss seeing the four cubs as they are growing up. They’re getting to the more active stage now, and I’m sure we’re all missing some adorable antics. Drat.

    Has anyone else logged on to the live feed and seen the mama and four cubs lately?

  649. Missin' the lions says:

    lori: “omsorgsfulle = full of snorgles”

    hehe… excellent job of filling in the Google Translate gaps!

    New mama lion Kila is a beauty indeed! Her two precious cubs are so sweet. Perhaps when they get a bit older they can play with the four cubs from the other family group.

    I still check in on the first group, but the video keeps playing the ad, then going to a black screen. There’s some printing in the lower right hand corner that just says “stopped”. So I suppose that means there’s no transmission or live camera at all. This has been going on for DAYS!!!

    I miss seeing the four cubs as they are growing up. They’re getting to the more active stage now, and I’m sure we’re all missing some adorable antics. Drat.

    Has anyone else logged on to the live feed and seen the mama and four cubs lately?

  650. Missin' the lions says:

    lori: “omsorgsfulle = full of snorgles”

    hehe… excellent job of filling in the Google Translate gaps!

    New mama lion Kila is a beauty indeed! Her two precious cubs are so sweet. Perhaps when they get a bit older they can play with the four cubs from the other family group.

    I still check in on the first group, but the video keeps playing the ad, then going to a black screen. There’s some printing in the lower right hand corner that just says “stopped”. So I suppose that means there’s no transmission or live camera at all. This has been going on for DAYS!!!

    I miss seeing the four cubs as they are growing up. They’re getting to the more active stage now, and I’m sure we’re all missing some adorable antics. Drat.

    Has anyone else logged on to the live feed and seen the mama and four cubs lately?

  651. Missin' the lions says:

    lori: “omsorgsfulle = full of snorgles”

    hehe… excellent job of filling in the Google Translate gaps!

    New mama lion Kila is a beauty indeed! Her two precious cubs are so sweet. Perhaps when they get a bit older they can play with the four cubs from the other family group.

    I still check in on the first group, but the video keeps playing the ad, then going to a black screen. There’s some printing in the lower right hand corner that just says “stopped”. So I suppose that means there’s no transmission or live camera at all. This has been going on for DAYS!!!

    I miss seeing the four cubs as they are growing up. They’re getting to the more active stage now, and I’m sure we’re all missing some adorable antics. Drat.

    Has anyone else logged on to the live feed and seen the mama and four cubs lately?

  652. Right now, I have the same view as yesterday. A corner behind the tree…but alas no one is there!

  653. Corner behind tree for me, too. Get with it, Norwegians! I needs my live baby cubbers!!!!

  654. CUB-BERS!
    CUB-BERS!
    CUB-BERS!
    [stamps feet in time...]

  655. Have you seen the new view we get??? No cubbers, but it’s outside the enclosure looking through glass. I think this is the visitors’ view.
    Come on little McCubbersons – come out and say hi!

  656. I_can_see_cubby_ears! says:

    I can see cubby ears! Not much, but compared to what we’ve been (not) seeing lately, it’s a huge improvement. But still! Norwegians, please let us see the McCubberson’s in their entirety…some of us have no lives! :)

  657. Your Lovely Lion Reporter says:

    Woooooooohooooooooo!!!!

    After more than a week, I finally saw the mama and cubs today! The camera is now placed outside one of the window sections in their new enclosure. Nothing happening for a while, and then… cubbies!!! Those adorable little ones have grown and are much more mobile now. They’re right at that age where they are still very cub-like, but their proportions are changing… longer legs and body, with better coordination.

    Anyhoo… I quickly grabbed some screen shots of some cub action. There’s two cubs in the first shot, but the one on the left is hard to see because she matches the log!

    http://home.att.net/~blackonblack/2008-07-12-lions-1.jpg
    http://home.att.net/~blackonblack/2008-07-12-lions-3.jpg

    Then, miracle of miracles, for a brief moment, someone moved the camera to the left and zoomed in… OMG!!!

    http://home.att.net/~blackonblack/2008-07-12-lions-4.jpg
    http://home.att.net/~blackonblack/2008-07-12-lions-5.jpg

    The camera then moved again, and for an instant showed the length of the viewing area, which includes a few window sections along the length of this enclosure. Naturally, mama and the cubs were all right up against the window that the camera WASN’T normally pointed at… argh! The whole thing happened so fast I didn’t get a chance to grab a screen shot… actually it all happened if I’d blinked, I would have missed it.

    Then, as quickly as it happened, the camera was pointed back to the the first window… the one where you’re lucky if any of the family happens to wander over to. But luck did hold out, and some of the gang did come over, so I got these shots:

    http://home.att.net/~blackonblack/2008-07-12-lions-6.jpg
    http://home.att.net/~blackonblack/2008-07-12-lions-8.jpg
    http://home.att.net/~blackonblack/2008-07-12-lions-13.jpg

    I wish there was a way for the camera to get a closer view and be pointed to the window that sees the most activity. Whoever moved that camera, or if they have a second camera, I’m so happy that there were those brief close views of the family. The live feed is also very sporadic. The images change about once every 10 seconds. So suddenly you’re looking at a lion, then *poof*, she disappears! But seeing them this way is better than nothing. I love to watch them, they are so beautiful!

    Found this recent video on the VGTV site that is an interview with the zoo personnel, and shows some of the regular activities with the lion cubs. Since this is video for TV it is nice and clear, and the cubs can be seen in wonderful, close-up detail. Plus, these zoo guys, they are good lookin’! Plenty of handsome creatures, human and lion, to feast your eyes upon. Also, an interview with kids visiting the zoo… they’re cute too. ;-)

    http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=17574

    Well that’s my lion report for today! Hope at least some of the CO gang still comes here for the lion love.

  658. MoonCatty says:

    I saw the lion cubbies today! Finally after days and days of views that looked like a still photo of an uninhabited lion enclosure, the lion cubs came into view!

    I made a lot of awesome screen shots, uploaded them with handy links, and put together a nice descriptive post and everything… then the TypePad software thingy here suspected my message was spam and wouldn’t post it. Darn! A couple of those pics were truly cool and I wanted to share them with the folks who haven’t been able to see the lions.

    Sorry everybody. Maybe TypePad will release the post at some point.

  659. I am having a lot of trouble with the buffering of the connection of the new camera view so everything is really jerky but you can see how much more playful the cubs are–so cute!

  660. Thank you so much for the screen shots LLR! Sorry yours didn’t work out MoonCatty. :(
    The video was great and there is a new one (with some of the previous footage in it), but you also get to see their Dad… I surmise because Norwegian is not a language I speak!!!! The Cubbers are SO CUTE.
    I still didn’t see all 4 together, which worries me.

  661. Oh, duh, new video link:
    http://atvs.vg.no/player/?id=17576

  662. Oh, that video with Grunberg chasing Cheeky McSassypants under the tree.. precious.
    I haven’t caught them on camera in ages.
    *sniffle*
    They grow up so fast…

  663. Your Lovely Lion Reporter says:

    Kris ~ You’re very welcome! So good to see that there are still folks checking in on this thread.

    I know it’s reassuring to see all the four cubbers together, but I think they’re all fine. The little dickens are probably rarely in the same spot at the same time these days. They’re much more active and curious now, and getting them to stay together must be like herding cats. ;-)

    “Cheeky McSassypants”… hehe!

    Ever since the bonanza of great screen shots I got a few days ago, it’s been another round of no lions in view… so I know what you’re sayin’ Patito Gigante…

    I wish there were cameras on each of the enclosure windows, and each one was movement activated. That way we’d have a much better chance of actually seeing lions when we tune into the Live Lion Cam Feed!

    Oh… and daddy Lion is a very handsome specimen of Lionhood! Those cubbers have very beautiful parents!

  664. I just checked the camera and it says “Stopped”! WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  665. Your Lovely Lion Reporter says:

    Yup, me too.

    And I’ll be the cubbages are doing something outrageously adorable RIGHT NOW, and we’re missing it!!!!

    Oh… how they tease us. I guess I’ll look on the positive side and hope this interruption means they are setting up a better way for the camera to see the lions. ‘Cuz the way it is now, well, we’re missing too much.

    I wanna play with the lion cubs!

  666. I_can_see_cubby_ears! says:

    The cubcam has a message (in English??). They’re having technical difficulties, but are working on getting it fixed. :)
    “Not available
    We are experiencing some technical difficulties with the lion cubs stream. Please try again later. Sorry for the inconvenience, we are trying our best to bring them back as soon as possible.”

  667. Missin' the lions says:

    That same “technical difficulties” message is still showing up… *sniff* no cubbies to see…

    Odd that the message is in English though. Everything else on the website is in Norwegian. Hmmmm…

  668. Missin' the lions says:

    That same “technical difficulties” message is still showing up… *sniff* no cubbies to see…

    Odd that the message is in English though. Everything else on the website is in Norwegian. Hmmmm…

  669. Missin' the lions says:

    That same “technical difficulties” message is still showing up… *sniff* no cubbies to see…

    Odd that the message is in English though. Everything else on the website is in Norwegian. Hmmmm…

  670. Missin' the lions says:

    That same “technical difficulties” message is still showing up… *sniff* no cubbies to see…

    Odd that the message is in English though. Everything else on the website is in Norwegian. Hmmmm…

  671. Missin' the lions says:

    That same “technical difficulties” message is still showing up… *sniff* no cubbies to see…

    Odd that the message is in English though. Everything else on the website is in Norwegian. Hmmmm…

  672. Missin' the lions says:

    That same “technical difficulties” message is still showing up… *sniff* no cubbies to see…

    Odd that the message is in English though. Everything else on the website is in Norwegian. Hmmmm…

  673. Starfury says:

    And now everything is over. They won’t be streaming them anymore :(

  674. Missin' the lions says:

    Oh, so sad! I had an unsettling feeling that the long “technical difficulties” delay was something more than that. Maybe it was a way to try and ween the viewers off seeing the lion cubs? Then when they stopped the streaming, people would have gotten out of the habit of checking in on the cubbies and there wouldn’t be as many complaints.

    *sniff*

    I still checked in each day hoping to see the mama and cubs. If the streaming was too expensive to do, I think the zoo could have found a way to make it pay. I certainly would be willing to toss in some money to help cover the expenses, plus help support the zoo. PayPal does international payments right? They could have found a way to generate extra donations just by placing a camera when people could watch the animals. Seems like a relatively low impact way of creating revenue, plus a way for people to feel more connected to all kinds of amazing animals.

    *sigh*

    I’ll miss you very much little cubs. I really wanted to watch you play, grow up, and become beautiful, individual lionesses in your own right.

    Be well. Be happy. Have a wonderful life precious ones!

  675. Missin' the lions says:

    Oh, so sad! I had an unsettling feeling that the long “technical difficulties” delay was something more than that. Maybe it was a way to try and ween the viewers off seeing the lion cubs? Then when they stopped the streaming, people would have gotten out of the habit of checking in on the cubbies and there wouldn’t be as many complaints.

    *sniff*

    I still checked in each day hoping to see the mama and cubs. If the streaming was too expensive to do, I think the zoo could have found a way to make it pay. I certainly would be willing to toss in some money to help cover the expenses, plus help support the zoo. PayPal does international payments right? They could have found a way to generate extra donations just by placing a camera when people could watch the animals. Seems like a relatively low impact way of creating revenue, plus a way for people to feel more connected to all kinds of amazing animals.

    *sigh*

    I’ll miss you very much little cubs. I really wanted to watch you play, grow up, and become beautiful, individual lionesses in your own right.

    Be well. Be happy. Have a wonderful life precious ones!

  676. Missin' the lions says:

    Oh, so sad! I had an unsettling feeling that the long “technical difficulties” delay was something more than that. Maybe it was a way to try and ween the viewers off seeing the lion cubs? Then when they stopped the streaming, people would have gotten out of the habit of checking in on the cubbies and there wouldn’t be as many complaints.

    *sniff*

    I still checked in each day hoping to see the mama and cubs. If the streaming was too expensive to do, I think the zoo could have found a way to make it pay. I certainly would be willing to toss in some money to help cover the expenses, plus help support the zoo. PayPal does international payments right? They could have found a way to generate extra donations just by placing a camera when people could watch the animals. Seems like a relatively low impact way of creating revenue, plus a way for people to feel more connected to all kinds of amazing animals.

    *sigh*

    I’ll miss you very much little cubs. I really wanted to watch you play, grow up, and become beautiful, individual lionesses in your own right.

    Be well. Be happy. Have a wonderful life precious ones!

  677. Missin' the lions says:

    Oh, so sad! I had an unsettling feeling that the long “technical difficulties” delay was something more than that. Maybe it was a way to try and ween the viewers off seeing the lion cubs? Then when they stopped the streaming, people would have gotten out of the habit of checking in on the cubbies and there wouldn’t be as many complaints.

    *sniff*

    I still checked in each day hoping to see the mama and cubs. If the streaming was too expensive to do, I think the zoo could have found a way to make it pay. I certainly would be willing to toss in some money to help cover the expenses, plus help support the zoo. PayPal does international payments right? They could have found a way to generate extra donations just by placing a camera when people could watch the animals. Seems like a relatively low impact way of creating revenue, plus a way for people to feel more connected to all kinds of amazing animals.

    *sigh*

    I’ll miss you very much little cubs. I really wanted to watch you play, grow up, and become beautiful, individual lionesses in your own right.

    Be well. Be happy. Have a wonderful life precious ones!

  678. Missin' the lions says:

    Oh, so sad! I had an unsettling feeling that the long “technical difficulties” delay was something more than that. Maybe it was a way to try and ween the viewers off seeing the lion cubs? Then when they stopped the streaming, people would have gotten out of the habit of checking in on the cubbies and there wouldn’t be as many complaints.

    *sniff*

    I still checked in each day hoping to see the mama and cubs. If the streaming was too expensive to do, I think the zoo could have found a way to make it pay. I certainly would be willing to toss in some money to help cover the expenses, plus help support the zoo. PayPal does international payments right? They could have found a way to generate extra donations just by placing a camera when people could watch the animals. Seems like a relatively low impact way of creating revenue, plus a way for people to feel more connected to all kinds of amazing animals.

    *sigh*

    I’ll miss you very much little cubs. I really wanted to watch you play, grow up, and become beautiful, individual lionesses in your own right.

    Be well. Be happy. Have a wonderful life precious ones!

  679. Missin' the lions says:

    Oh, so sad! I had an unsettling feeling that the long “technical difficulties” delay was something more than that. Maybe it was a way to try and ween the viewers off seeing the lion cubs? Then when they stopped the streaming, people would have gotten out of the habit of checking in on the cubbies and there wouldn’t be as many complaints.

    *sniff*

    I still checked in each day hoping to see the mama and cubs. If the streaming was too expensive to do, I think the zoo could have found a way to make it pay. I certainly would be willing to toss in some money to help cover the expenses, plus help support the zoo. PayPal does international payments right? They could have found a way to generate extra donations just by placing a camera when people could watch the animals. Seems like a relatively low impact way of creating revenue, plus a way for people to feel more connected to all kinds of amazing animals.

    *sigh*

    I’ll miss you very much little cubs. I really wanted to watch you play, grow up, and become beautiful, individual lionesses in your own right.

    Be well. Be happy. Have a wonderful life precious ones!

  680. i’m with you missin’the lions…i’ll miss them too. not seeing them as they grow is sad. what a wonderful experience to have seen as much as we did. perhaps that zoo or another will repeat and expand upon this effort.
    {{{hugs}}} to all my fellow lion cub watchers…it’s been fun. :)

  681. “Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay
    One of these days we’re going to sail away,
    going to sail into eternity
    some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me

    And I’m wondering where the lions are…
    I’m wondering where the lions are…”

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