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Three lion cubs born last month finally have names.
The Racine Zoo made the announcement Thursday to Zoo members first and then released to the public after holding a naming contest this month.
All the babies have Swahili names in the Bantu language: the little female is Zuri, named by Therese Osius means “beautiful;” one of the males will be called “Enzi,” a moniker submitted by Sarah Breah that means “power;” and the other male is now “Hodari,” or strong, from Amy Eisenman.
“We’re very happy to make this announcement today,” said Zoo President Jay R. Christie in a written statement. “As you may know lions are becoming increasingly rare as they have many pressures facing them in the wild. We are happy to be contributing to the lion population here in the U.S.”
More than 190 names were submitted as part of a naming contest sponsored by Johnson Bank. The winners received a $100 gift certificate to the Zoo’s gift shop, a family Zoo membership, a commemorative certificate, photo of the cub they named, and other souvenirs, according to the statement.