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National Zoo lion cubs receive their names

The National Zoo reveals the names of its seven lion cubs. The names were determined from various sources, including a public naming contest, the lion keepers and zoo supporters.

 
 

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To date, one male cub has been formally named Aslan, after the lion in the "Chronicles of Narnia" movies and book series by C.S. Lewis.


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