Adorable cub is playful, curious, and definitely making his presence known.
Look out, world, the cub we've all grown to love is out and about! Yet to be named (you can help, see below!), the little cub has been the darling of videos as we've seen him go from a teeny little thing to a roly-poly exploring machine. Now, you can visit him at Pahali Ya Mwana, which is on the left-most side of Predator Ridge. He'll be out from about 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on most days, weather permitting, to greet his fans and check out his new digs with his pride.
So far, the little cub has met his dad and aunt with great success (and some serious cuteness). He's also gotten more coordinated and loves to play on everything he can. Check out the zoo's video from about two weeks ago where he interacts with the pride.
He's since been allowed to head outside, and you can watch him as he explores his full home, courtesy of The Denver Zoo (Facebook).
Name the Cub!
The little guy has not been named as of yet, and the zoo is asking for your help! So far, it has narrowed the choice down to three:
- Meru: Meru is the name of a mountain in Tanzania.
- Moremi: Moremi is the name of a game reserve in Botswana.
- Tatu: Tatu is the Swahili word for the number three. This is Neliah's third cub.
You can vote for your favorite name on the zoo's website.
Help Out the Pride
You can ensure that Meru, Moremi, or Tatu, as well as the rest of the pride, is enriched both in body and mind. The Denver Zoo Baby Registry lets you donate funding for a variety of things to keep the lions active and in good health, including interactive toys, nutrition items, medical items, and others that encourage and stimulate natural behaviors.
Have you visited the new cub? Share photos in the comments below!