BUFFALO ZOO CALLS ON WESTERN NEW YORK COMMUNITY TO HELP NAME NEW AFRICAN LION CUBS

Posted on May 17, 2021
The Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo NY 14214
North Buffalo

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Born to mother Lusaka and father Tiberius on March 7, 2021, the two African
lion cubs have been growing quickly the past two months and now it’s time to give them
names.

After revealing their genders to be a boy and a girl, the Zoo animal care staff selected six names
open for community vote. The options are:

Girl Names

1. Dahlia meaning “gentle” in Swahili.
2. Zahra meaning “flower” in Swahili.
3. Zawadi meaning “gift” in Swahili.

Boy Names

1. Augustus is the middle name of the
Roman Emperor, Tiberius.
2. Khari meaning “king” like in Swahili.
3. Neo meaning “gift” in Swahili.

The public can cast their vote at buffalozoo.org. Each vote is $1.00, and people can cast as many
votes as they like. The winning names will be announced sometime in the next week when the
cubs are slated to make their public debut. Proceeds generated will benefit the Buffalo Zoo and
the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Lion SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) Program to
aid in African lion conservation efforts.

Over the last 25 years, lion populations in Africa have been nearly cut in half. AZA organizations
are partnering with organizations in Africa to mitigate conflict between farmers and lions, increase monitoring of the lion population’s numbers and distribution, and address habitat loss. By
2050, the SAFE African lion team hopes to reach their goal of doubling the number of lions in
the wild.

The Buffalo Zoo is committed to providing exceptional care for its animals and creating a feature
where wildlife thrives. This is done through conservation initiatives and inspiring guests to become champions of wildlife.

Stay tuned to the Buffalo Zoo’s social media channels for more updates and behind the scenes
lion cub content. For more details and additional information on Buffalo Zoo operating hours, to
purchase tickets, donate, or enroll in an education program, visit buffalozoo.org.

BUFFALO ZOO CALLS ON WESTERN NEW YORK COMMUNITY TO HELP NAME NEW AFRICAN LION CUBS

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BUFFALO ZOO CALLS ON WESTERN NEW YORK COMMUNITY TO HELP NAME NEW AFRICAN LION CUBS

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