The lion cubs have been named!
Introducing...Savannah and Tiberius!
We are thrilled to announce that our female and male lion cubs have been named! Savannah is our female and Tiberius is our male. Nearly 3,000 names were submitted during our Lion Cub Naming Contest from May 28, 2013 to June 30, 2013.
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Most days, our lion cubs have access to the exhibit from
10 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Please note: This schedule can shift based on a variety of
factors. We appreciate your continued understanding as their presence on
exhibit may not be as predictable as you'd like. This is our lions'
home and we allow them to make the decision whether or not to go out on exhibit, when given access. Their safety
and well-being is our animal care staff's No. 1 priority. Thanks for
your continued patience.
We recently welcomed Amali, a five-month-old female
lion cub born on March 6 (one day before our cubs) at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx
Zoo. Like our cubs, she was
separated from her mother and then hand-reared. In Amali's case, she was
cared for by staff of the Bronx Zoo's Zoological Health Program. Amali
arrived on July 24. The transfer was
recommended by the Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP) Program.
"The Bronx Zoo approached us about taking their solitary female cub in hopes of socializing her with peers," said Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director. "Since our cubs were also hand-reared and are similar in age and size
we embraced the idea. We are delighted to help our sister zoo and more
importantly, its cub."