The thing I find interesting is the date of the shots, which supports my theory that Canon was building 7D MK II's as early as last spring in order to have a big supply, and perhaps to allow shifting of production to the next DSLR model.
I've seen production numbers in the range of 30,000 a month quoted by Canon when the 7D came out, and having 200,000 ready to ship to dealers in Mid October means starting in April more or less. That could mean that the next DSLR is likely now in production for deliveries in March 2015.
"Thorsten was given two days in July to photograph the five-week old white lion cubs for Canon ahead of the photokina show (where the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR was officially launched) in September. His 30-minute late-evening sessions would have been sufficient for a portrait shoot or perhaps ample for a product shot, but when your subjects are supercharged bundles of fangs and claws, there is never enough time.