Three lion cubs born at the Cincinnati Zoo have been referred to as “1, 2 and 3” since their birth last November. But now they have proper names.
The cub formerly known as 1 is now Huruma, which means compassion in in Swahili. Cincinnati Zoo keepers picked that name to honor a colleague from the St. Louis Zoo who recently died. Becky Wanner helped raise the cubs’ mother, Imani. Huruma is also being referred to as Uma.
The Cincinnati Zoo has announced the three lion cubs born in November are all female. A release says the cubs got their first check up today. The zoo now wants to name the cubs and is asking for suggestions via Facebook and Twitter, using #CZBGLionCubs.
The Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating the arrival of rare painted dog pups.
“It’s been 30 years since painted dog pups were born at the Cincinnati Zoo, and none of the pups from that litter survived," says Zoo Director Thane Maynard. "So, if all goes well, these will be the first pups of this species to grow up here."
Zoo officials aren't certain how many pups were born. They estimate it's between seven to 10. The first pup arrived Monday morning, January 5. The last was born at 9:50 p.m.
In 1964, Clyde Peeling opened Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania and for the last 50 years, has been educating generations of visitors about the importance of reptiles in nature. Thane Maynard of the Cincinnati Zoo recently had the chance to talk with Clyde Peeling about his half-century at Reptiland.