Riverbanks Zoo announces the names of the sister lion cubs

Names of the sister lion cubs announced

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 feisty trio was the biggest addition to the zoo's nursery this year: a baby koala, giraffe, and Western Lowland gorilla have all been born this year at Riverbanks Zoo.

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.

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