Lioness eats her newborn cubs at German zoo

A lioness at a German zoo has killed and eaten her two newborn cubs just days after giving birth, to the horror of her keepers.

Kigali, a first time mother, gave birth to two cubs at Leipzig Zoo in Germany on Friday, the first lions to be born there in 15 years. Maria Saegebarth, a spokesperson for the zoo, told CNN that the lioness initially took good care of the cubs.

On Monday evening, however, while grooming the newborns, Kigali killed and ate them. She displayed no unusual behavior before eating her cubs, Saegebarth said, and had been eating normally throughout the day.

The zoo announced the deaths in a