The Virginia Zoo’s lion cub needs a name and is asking for your help.
By submitting and voting on cub names, you’ll be helping to save lions in Africa.
“Now is your chance to name the cub and help to secure a future for all lions,” said Greg Bockheim, Executive Director of the Virginia Zoo.
The cub, who was born late October, is now six weeks old and weighs approximately 12 pounds. He climbs in and out of his nest box, chases mom’s tail, and has been exploring his enclosure.
The contest begins Monday, December 11 at 9 am and concludes Friday, December 22 at Noon. Participants can submit a name to the contest by paying $1. Each subsequent vote for a name is $1. The name with the most votes wins and will be announced on Christmas morning. The Virginia Zoo will donate 100 percent of the naming contest proceeds to the Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, which leads efforts in four key lion ranges, researching and protecting 20 percent of Africa’s existing wild lion population.
For more information, and to vote, visit here.