On June 26, the Philadelphia Zoo welcomed four new cubs to its African lion family, the first litter for mother, Tajiri and father, Makini. These are the first lion cubs born at the Philadelphia Zoo since 1996.
The cubs will make their public debut soon as they’re currently off-exhibit. The cubs are with their mother, Tajiri, in her den, and are monitored by cameras, experiencing very little human interaction at this time.
The Zoo is asking YOU to help them name all four new cubs! Follow this link to cast your vote on your favorite name for each cub. Keep checking back to vote for each cub. The new names will be announced when the cubs make their big public debut!
ABOUT AFRICAN LIONS
African lions are the top predator in their native habitat. Unfortunately, that hasn’t prevented a 70 percent decline in their wild population over the last 50 years (from over 100,000 to approximately 32,000). Lions—as well as other big cats all over the world—need your help. Help us make some noise for lions and other big cats by sending us your best “roar” face in honor of our new cubs and be added to a photo gallery of others who want to save big cats!