Contact Us

Caldwell Zoo Needs Your Help Naming New Lion Cubs

Caldwell Zoo lion cubs
Caldwell Zoo via Facebook

Caldwell Zoo‘s lion pride increased in size Jan. 22 after their African lion, Njeri, gave birth to five cubs at the zoo. Since then, zoo staff have been caring for the little ones and have been careful as not to disturb them and are letting mom take care of them.Unfortunately, the youngest died shortly after birth, but the remaining four — one male and three female — are healthy and have started exploring their new world in their lion den.

Caldwell Zoo has already named the male lion cub ‘Doc’ after the zoo’s long time veterinarian, Dr. Steve Wilson. Now they’re seeking the public’s help in naming the remaining three. A posting on the Caldwell Zoo Facebook page has a list of possible names for the three cubs and they are:

  • Imara (eh-mar-ah) – meaning strong one
  • Malika (ma-lee-ka) – meaning angel
  • Zuri – meaning beautiful
  • Adanna (ah-dan-nah) – meaning father’s daughter
  • Makena (ma-kee-nah) – meaning happy one
  • Zola – meaning quiet, tranquil
  • Aziza (ah-zee-zah) – meaning darling, respected
  • Damisi (dah-mee-see) – meaning happy
  • Amira (ah-mir-ah) – meaning princess
  • Azima (ah-zee-mah) – meaning mighty
  • Mboga (em-boga) – meaning groceries

You can vote on the names by leaving your choices on the Caldwell Zoo Facebook page or stopping by their visitor center at the zoo’s main gate to vote, but you only have until Thursday, March 20 to do so.

Their official names will be announced on Monday, March 24.

More from KNUE.com

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://knue.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 101.5 KNUE Country Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 101.5 KNUE Country Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!