The Zoo, the actors and the lion cub
One of the National Zoo's new seven lion cubs has a name, and a couple of actors were on hand Thursday to make the announcement, the Associated Press reports.
Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes, two of the stars from "The Chronicles of Narnia” movie series, announced that the cub will be called Aslan in honor of one of the main characters in the upcoming movie and the C.S. Lewis’ children’s books.
Two sets of cubs were born at the zoo this year. n Aug. 31, four lion cubs were born to Shera, one of the zoo's two female lions. Then on Sept. 22, Shera's sister, Nababiep, gave birth to three lion cubs. The zoo's male lion, Luke, is father to all seven cubs.
Two other cubs will get their names from you. The Washington Post, in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Zoo, are sponsoring a naming contest. Videos were submitted by the public explaining why the cub should have a particular moniker. Online voters have until noon on Wednesday, Sept. 22 to vote for their favorites.
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