Photo by Racine Zoo
The Racine Zoo is having a contest to name the two Transvaal lion cubs born here on March 16.
Names for the cubs, one male and one female, will be selected by the Zoo from the suggestions received, and the winner or winners will receive a prize provided by Johnson Bank and the Journal Times. The winning names will be announced Saturday, May 29.
The cubs are scheduled to go on exhibit on Thursday, May 27, in the Vanishing Kingdom's main building during a member appreciation event. Public viewing starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Four cubs born to parents Elsa and Aslan in 2007 were named Jabari, Kwame, Bomani and Kya after a similar contest. Those four cubs have moved on to other zoos.
An online form for submitting names is on the Zoo's website, along with pictures and video of the cubs. Entries may also be submitted at Johnson Banks or to the Zoo, 200 Goold St. The contest ends May 24 at 4:30 p.m.