Lion Cubs Celebrate First Birthday At Henry Doorly Zoo

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Cake wasn't on the menu for a first birthday party held Thursday at the Henry Doorly Zoo. Instead, the five lion cubs celebrated their birthdays with steak.

Their actual birthday is December 29th, but zoo staff decided to celebrate a little early. The cubs, two males and three females, have been a huge hit with visitors over the last year.

Shortly after their birth, a contest was held, via Facebook, to name Josiri, Taj, Kya, Leela and Zuri. More than 5,000 names were submitted.

Cubs at One-Month-Old

Female Cub: January 4, 2013

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