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African lion cubs at Omaha zoo sent to new homes

May 2, 2014
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials at Omaha's zoo have moved four African lion cubs to other facilities around the country.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium says three female cubs named Zuri, Kya and Leela were sent to Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, Florida. Male cub Taj is being sent to the Alexandria Zoological Park in Alexandria, Louisiana.

The Omaha World-Herald reports ( ) the fifth cub, a male named Josiri, hasn't been placed yet.

The cubs were born in late 2012 and were later on display at the facility's Cat Complex. Zoo officials engaged the public through social media to help name them.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald,



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