Calif zoo’s lion cub romps, naps and needs a name

Kuwait Times - - HEALTH & SCIENCE -

A zoo in cen­tral Cal­i­for­nia is show­ing off a new lion cub and ask­ing vis­i­tors to choose his name. The Fresno Bee re­ports that re­porters got a glimpse of the 5-week-old cub Thurs­day at Fresno Chaf­fee Zoo as he rolled in his en­clo­sure and napped on his mom, Kiki. Kiki gave birth to three cubs on Oct 11, but only the un­named cub sur­vived.

Vot­ing on his name will run through Nov 27, and the lit­tle lion will likely get his pub­lic view­ing a month or so later. Zoo staff has se­lected six Swahili names to choose from: Enzi (pow­er­ful), Ki­jani (war­rior), Asani (rebellious), Erevu (clever), Mansa (king) and Bwani (gen­tle­man). Vis­i­tors can buy a to­ken and place it in a box cor­re­spond­ing to the name they like best.—AP

FRESNO, Cal­i­for­nia: This file photo shows a 5-week-old lion plays with his leg in the hay of his en­clo­sure at the Fresno Chaf­fee Zoo, in Fresno, Calif.—AP

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