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Meet Zoo Miami's Adorable New Lion Cub, K'wasi

Congratulations Miami: it's a boy.

Technically, the little guy was born back in December, but it wasn't until yesterday that the fuzzball started getting stalked by paparazzi.

Meet Zoo Miami's three-month-old lion cub, K'wasi, now on display with his momma, Asha, every day. He's a tough guy, and he's already been through a lot, so you know he's going to be one of our favorite Zoo Miami family members for years to come.

Learn everything you ever needed to know about the feisty little newcomer below (complete with adorable pictures).

See also: Breaking News: Zoo Miami Elephant Unable to Poop

Meet Zoo Miami's Adorable New Lion Cub, K'wasi
Courtesy of Ron Magill/Zoo Miami

K'wasi enjoys stalking random things, jumping on his mom's back and afternoon naps. "He certainly is a fighter. He doesn't seem to have a lot of fear of a lot of things," says Ron Magill, Zoo Miami's Goodwill Ambassador and Communications Director.

Meet Zoo Miami's Adorable New Lion Cub, K'wasi
Courtesy of Ron Magill/Zoo Miami

K'wasi's paternity is a mystery straight out of Jerry Springer. Turns out, two male lion brothers were both seen covering his mom, Asha, and they don't know which one did the deed. Scandalous!

Meet Zoo Miami's Adorable New Lion Cub, K'wasi
Courtesy of Ron Magill/Zoo Miami

K'wasi is an only child. "With this lion, he was the only one born in the litter. That's very unusual, lions usually have two to six cubs," Magill says.

K'wasi almost didn't make it. "I have to be honest with you, we really doubted this cub would survive," Magill adds. Luckily, his mom allowed the zoo's dedicated staffers to help care for the little guy, without later rejecting him (as lionesses are wont to do).

The cub is named after a famous African warrior. 'Cuz he's already a badass and he's beaten the odds.

K'wasi is the first baby big cat to ever go on display with his momma at Zoo Miami. So he's kind of a big deal.

If you've got baby lion fever, you can visit K'wasi at Zoo Miami. He and his mom will be on exhibit every day from around 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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