Colorado zoo picks names for three lion cubs

Pueblo’s three adorable lion cubs now have names. The Pueblo Zoo recently held a contest to name the cubs and got more than 500 entries. The winners were announced during the first weekend of March.

The oldest female cub was named Jasira. Aneleise Montoya, 6, of Pueblo came up with this name. Jasira means bold or courageous.

The youngest female cub was named Shetani. Randi Sponsel, 17, of Pueblo West came up with this name. It means great skill at being clever.

The male cub was named Bakari. Madison Bradfield, 6, of Pueblo West came up with this name. Bakari means one with great promise. “If he’s going to be king someday he’s going to have to have a lot of promise,” Bradfield said.

The winners each received a family membership to the Pueblo Zoo for a year, and several other prizes.

The lions cubs will keep these names for the rest of their lives.

Posted By: David Ortiviz (Updated: 3/4/2007 3:59:02 PM)


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