Animal keepers that care for the lion cubs have selected the top 20 names—10 male, 10 female.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has kicked off phase two of the Facebook-only naming contest for two male and three female African lion cubs.
After reviewing more than 5,000 name submissions from our Facebook Fans, animal keepers that care for the lion cubs have selected the top 20 names—10 male, 10 female. Visitors are encouraged to go to our Facebook page at Facebook.com/OmahaZoo to vote for their favorite male and female lion cub names.
Visitors will need to become a Fan of our Facebook page before getting started. Open voting will end on March 27 at midnight, CST. The five winning names will be announced March 29 at a 10:30 a.m. press conference and on Facebook, following the press conference.
The entrants of winning names will receive an annual membership or renewal, a special lion-themed gift basket and a private invitation to watch a cat training demonstration and a light breakfast with the keepers before the Zoo opens. Each winner will be able to bring up to six additional guests of their choosing to the demonstration.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the cubs in the Cat Complex at the Zoo for inspiration. The quickest way to see them is by using the Elevator Building.
The five cubs were born on Dec. 29, 2012 and are almost three months old. They each weigh between 17 and 23 pounds. The cubs are growing and becoming very playful, especially with mom’s tail. They are also learning to climb, jump and run. They are now on display in the Cat Complex with their mother, Mfisha, and aunt, Ahadi.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Membership Drive is underway