We are looking for a meaningful name for the female lion cub. When you visit the zoo, stop by Parakeet Landing before 4pm to submit a name. She is a very intelligent, resourceful and playful alpha female. We are looking for a name that has a great meaning and will fit her personality. Her brother has been named L.J. after his father Leroy. Help Us….the person who submits the winning name will receive 2 general admission tickets to the zoo and a lion plush animal.
The Lion Cubs are getting really big and they are definitely showing their predator instincts. Although they are adorable and amazingly beautiful, they are “wild” and dangerous animals. Safety is our number one priority in caring for these animals and it is a Zookeeper’s job to never underestimate an animal and to observe and learn from their behavior. In this picture, our little male lion was reacting to his sister trying to steal a toy. Notice the teeth (yowza), eyes, and claws…they are definitely not babies anymore. They can be incredibly fast and unpredictable at this stage as they are learning, exploring and growing. They have been on a meat diet for some time (beef & venison) and they are only 3 months old!
African Lions born at Southwick’s Zoo ~ Oct 2012
A female and male are now a part of the Southwick’s Zoo family. The cubs are doing great and growing fast and we can’t wait to share them with our visitors during the 2013 season.