Kids Get A Chance To Name Lion Cubs Born In Dubai Safari
On the 2nd of August 2017, Dubai Safari welcomed two lion cubs, female and male, born to their parents “Beauty and “Big Boy”. Children of all ages have a chance to name both the cubs by sending their suggestions to Dubai Municipality’s official Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. “Prizes include an exclusive tour of Dubai Safari for two people prior to the official launch date plus other special gifts”, a video posted by Dubai Media Office explained.
The director general of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootan, stated that the civic body decided to launch the competition through its social media pages with an aim to connect with the children, who represent an essential role in the society when it comes to the animal kingdom rising in Dubai Safari.
The rare white lions are from Timbavati in South Africa. Currently Dubai safari has 16 white lions including the newborns. The technical director of Dubai Safari, Tim Husband told gulf news, “We had to make sure we picked up really good genetics. It took a long time to find the right ones so that we wouldn’t be doing any inbreeding. After we started our breeding campaign, Beauty was the first one to deliver the cubs.