WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - After a week-long vote, Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens announced the names of the lion cubs after fan voting closed Thursday.
The zoo announced that after nearly 14,000 votes were cast, the following names and their meanings were chosen:
- Amara: a Nigerian name for grace.
- Asha: Swahili for life or lively
- Zari: Swahili for golden
The sister trio was born to mom Thebisa and dad Zuri in early April and made their debut on exhibit with the rest of the zoo's pride on July 10.
You can also catch the cub's exploits on the zoo's cub cam, available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each weeknight.