Fresno Chaffee Zoo announces lion cub naming contest

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Zoo visitors will have the chance to vote on their favorite male cub name and raise money for a good cause at the same time!

Zoo keepers came up with six potential Swahili names for the cub:

Enzi (powerful)
Kijani (warrior)
Asani (rebellious)
Erevu (Clever)
Mansa (King)

Bwani (Gentleman)

Guests will be able to vote on their favorite cub name by dropping wood tokens into a set of specially designed, clear collection boxes that will be displayed in the glass viewing area at the lion exhibit.
Each collection box will have one potential cub name on it. By dropping their tokens into the device, guests are voting for a particular name. Tokens can be purchased at the main ticket booth or the Market gift shop in African Adventure for $1 each.

The zoo says all of the money will be donated to the Ruaha Carnivore Project which focuses on developing conservation strategies for large carnivores in Tanzania.
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