Tipping the scales: White lion cubs bulking up in Germany

They're still tiny, but the white lion cubs at the Magdeburg zoo in eastern Germany are putting on weight fast.

The cubs – three males and one female – took turns on the scales on Friday. The news agency dpa reported that the male cubs weighed in at an average of 6.5kg each, while their sister was a kilogram lighter.

The cubs weighed only 1.5kg each when they were born on July 5.

Zoo visitors were able to watch through a window as the feisty felines were weighed one by one, showing their teeth and claws.

Zoo curator Konstantin Ruske says "we are very satisfied with the animals' development".

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