Lioness with three very young cubs. Early one morning in In Mala Mala, South Africa, this lioness had four very young cubs about 5-6 weeks old. But on this occasion we found her with just three. The whereabouts of the fourth cub was unclear but most likely it had been left at the den. The interaction between the cubs and their mother was wonderful to watch. A very gorgeous encounter with a Lioness and her three very young cubs!