The rescue team, which had discovered via ultrasound that Dana was pregnant, had been concerned about what impact the stress of the relocation and rescue would have on the pregnancy. Sometimes, when moms are under extreme stress, cubs don't make it.
"Our team on site was very concerned about whether the lioness would accept the cub or kill it, as this is what lions sometimes do when they are under enormous stress," the organization wrote. "But luckily that wasn’t the case. She cleaned the cub and nursed it. This is a true sign that she feels safe at Al Ma’wa."