(DES MOINES, Iowa) Voting is underway now through January 16th, to name three baby lion cubs at the Des Moines Blank Park Zoo. .
Zoo Spokesman Ryan Bickel tells WHO News the cubs, two females and one male, have been growing and are becoming more difficult to vaccinate because they are getting "feisty." He says at some point this spring they expect the public will be able to see them. Currently visitors to the zoo can see the cubs on a closed circuit TV inside the zoo.
The name choices are:
Name (pronunciation): meaning
Asha (ah-sha): life
Amara (ah-mar-a): immortal
Safiya (sa-fee-ya): pure
Amani (ah-mon-ee): desires, wishes
Kali (kaw-lee): fierce, sharp
Jabari (ja-bar-ee): the brave one
Bontu (bon-too): happy
Noahli (no-ah-lee): rest, comfort
The names will be announced January 19th.
To vote, go to www.blankparkzoo.com/vote.