SYLMAR (CBSLA) – Three lion cubs born to a father who was believed to have undergone a vasectomy made their debut at an animal sanctuary in Sylmar Wednesday.

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Three lion cubs born at the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, Calif., make their debut. Jan. 17, 2018. (Credit: Wildlife Waystation)

The cubs, two females and one male, were born in September 2017 to a lioness named Gypsy at the Wildlife Waystation.

According to the facility, staff were surprised because the cubs’ father, Tangassi, was believed to have undergone a vasectomy prior to being brought to the Wildlife Waystation.

The sanctuary itself has a no-breeding policy. Tangassi and Gypsy had been placed together for companion.

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Three lion cubs born at the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, Calif., make their debut. Jan. 17, 2018. (Credit: Wildlife Waystation)

The lions were recently evacuated from the sanctuary, which is located in the Angeles National Forest, during last month’s 15,000-acre Creek Fire, which burned some of the sanctuary’s property. They have since been returned.

The 160-acre Wildlife Waystation was started in 1975 to provide a home for injured and abandoned wild animals.

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