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VIDEO: Two white lion cubs born at Dubai Safari need a name

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Dubai Safari, Lion Cubs, White Lions, Animals, News, Around town
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Dubai Safari, Lion Cubs, White Lions, Animals, News, Around town
Dubai Safari, Lion Cubs, White Lions, Animals, News, Around town
Dubai Safari, Lion Cubs, White Lions, Animals, News, Around town
Dubai Safari, Lion Cubs, White Lions, Animals, News, Around town

You may be a grown adult, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take two minutes to appreciate how ridiculously cute the new baby lion cubs at Dubai Safari are. Look at them. White lion cubs. Ri-dic-u-lously cute.

Dubai Municipality is asking people to name the rare cubs, and the winner will get tickets to Dubai Safari when it opens. Well, they’re actually asking children to name them, but there’s nothing stopping you getting involved too. You know… to help your kids, or your nieces and nephews – they will need an adult to take them, after all.

According to Gulf News, the pair were born on August 2 to parents called Beauty and Big Boy from Timbavati in South Africa. They’re male and female, in case that helps with your name suggestions.

The video was uploaded to Twitter by Dubai Media Office with the caption: “Two lion cubs (male & female) were born at #DubaiSafari recently. @DMunicipality invites children to suggest names for them.”

Apparently you could win “a VIP tour of Dubai Safari and valuable prizes.”

In order to be in with a chance of winning, tweet your suggestions to @DMunicipality, or comment on @dubaimunicipality’s Instagram post of the lion cubs.

Suggestions so far include Ariel and Zuri, Summer and Nymeria, Leo and Lea, Spero and Fidem, Simba and Nala.

Including the newborn cubs, there are now 16 white lions at Dubai Safari. The AED1 billion wildlife park is due to open in Al Warqaa in a few months. Once completed it will feature a number of themed sections including an African, Asian and Open Safari village.

The project will be home to 1,000 animals, including 350 rare species which will be cared for in temperature controlled environments.

The solar powered park will also have a valley that will span across roughly 7.5 hectares and will feature a waterfall, stream and a lake for fish.

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