Dublin Zoo shows off a recently hatched pair of emu chicks and new born lion cubs.

The emu chicks were hatched in an incubator at Dublin Zoo to protect them from the cold Irish weather.

The emu, which comes from Australia, is the second largest bird in the world. Although it is unable to fly, it can travel at speeds up to 30 miles an hour on the ground. Fully grown, the emus reach a height of five feet.

While the newly born chicks have never met their parents, they have connected well with their keepers Julian and Mary.

The emus that are not the only new addition to the zoo. Dublin Zoo has a long tradition of breeding lions and has two recent arrivals with cubs that are just four days old.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 July 1981. The reporter is Mary Fanning.