September 11, 2020



Thank you all for helping to name our new African lion cubs!

We’ve tallied all of your votes and we are thrilled to announce the names of the two male lion cubs at this time.

The two male names that received the highest number of votes are:

Daniel and?Chadwick

The name Chadwick is in honor of the late Chadwick Boseman, who was most known for playing T’Challa, King of Wakanda, in Black Panther.

The female cub has been named for someone very special. That announcement will be issued at a later date.

One female cub and two male cubs were born at the Zoo on July 16.

The cubs are currently spending time behind-the-scenes in the Animal Care Center while the new lion exhibit is being renovated. Check back for the latest lion updates including when the lion exhibit renovation is complete and the date the cubs will be on exhibit.