The truth about Zira's cubs
OK, lot's of people are confused about Zira's cubs; who their parents are and who they're related to. So I'm going to attempt to clear up all this confusion, by telling you my theorys on the three cubs. These are just theorys and may not be true, so if you don't agree with them, that's your opinion.
First things first, I think that Zira is definatly the mother of Nuka, Vitani and Kovu. There is no reason for her not to be.
OK, now that's out the way, let's start with Nuka.
Nuka: He is Zira's eldest cub. Lot's of people think that Nuka is Scar's cub. I agree with this theory, because both lions look similar to one an other. They both have the same colour mane, the same nose, and the same body build. Some people think that Nuka isn't Scar's because otherwise he would have been king instead of Kovu. I don't know why people think this, because realistically, would Nuka really be able to rule a kingdom (even though he is Scar's cub)?
Now let's move on to Vitani.
Vitani: There are lots of theorys about her, one of them showing Nala as her mother. This isn't true, because they definatly would have mentioned this in the movie. And lot's of people think that Scar is her father. This does sound logical (even I believed this for a while) but again, not true. If he was her father, then where did Vitani get her blue eyes? And she doesn't look like Scar at all (except for the nose, but she could have inherited this from Zira). I think that her father is Tojo, a lion from the comics. My theory is that after having Nuka, Zira realized that she wouldn't be able to get a suitable king from Scar, so started looking for other males. She found Tojo, who gave her Vitani, but she wasn't suitable because she was female. So not long after Vitani was born, Zira went looking for another male. This explains why Vitani and Kovu look about the same age.
Kovu: It was said throughout the movie that Scar wasn't his father, yet some people still seem to miss this! So who is Kovu's father? In my opinion, it's Chumvi, a lion from 'The Lion King: Six New Adventures'. His headtuft is similar to Kovu's, and his fur colour is also similar. Like with Tojo, Zira probably found him and had a cub with him; Kovu. The only down side to this theory is that neither Zira nor Chumvi have green eyes, like Kovu does. Unless he could have inherited them from a grandparent?
I hope this artical has cleared up some confusion! Sorry for the lack of pictures!