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Female The Racine Zoo and Johnson Bank will announce the winners of the “Name the Cub” contest at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at a special sneak peek for zoo members.

Three Transvaal lion cubs — two male and one female cub — were born on July 7.

With all of the submissions, staff at the Racine Zoo have had a difficult time choosing a winner.

“The community didn’t let us down,” said Theresa Donarski, curator of conservation and animal care at the Racine Zoo. “We’ve received so many fitting name suggestions it’s been challenging to narrow them down!”

The winners will receive a special prize package provided by the Zoo and Johnson Bank.

The general public can view the lion cubs on exhibit inside the Vanishing Kingdom building 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily starting Saturday, August 23. There is also a “CubCam” set up outside the exhibit for guests to view the cubs when the cubs are off exhibit.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.