Lion Cub Naming Contest

***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE FINAL NAME WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON CHRISTMAS DAY! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND DONATED.***


Help us name our newest lion cub!

Name submissions for the MALE lion cub will be accepted from December 11, 2017, at 9 am through December 22, 2017, at Noon. Please enter a name below as well as the amount you wish to donate. Each dollar donated will be counted as one (1) vote toward the submitted name.

The Virginia Zoo will donate 100 percent of the naming contest proceeds to the Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, which leads efforts in four key lion ranges, researching and protecting 20 percent of Africa’s existing wild lion population.

The Virginia Zoo reserves all rights to refuse any entry which may be deemed inappropriate or detrimental to the mission of the organization or any of its constituents.

Entries must not contain any racial, religious or ethnic slurs, explicit language, obscene content, reference to alcohol, drugs or other illicit substances or otherwise unlawful, inappropriate, objectionable, or offensive content.

The cub name will be announced on Christmas morning via the Virginia Zoo’s Facebook page.