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What would you name these lion and cheetah cubs?

Dublin Zoo and Fota Island have some very cute new arrivals.

DUBLIN ZOO IS celebrating the birth of a female Asian lion.

The cub was born on 25 June to mum Sita and dad Kumar.

This is the third Asian lion cub born at Dublin Zoo since May 2014. The new arrival joins the pride of five Asian lions, including sister Kyna and half-brother Kuno.

What would you name these lion and cheetah cubs?
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  • New lion cub

    Source: Patrick Bolger
  • New lion cub

    Source: Patrick Bolger
  • New lion cub

    Source: Patrick Bolger
  • New lion cub

    Source: Patrick Bolger
  • Cheetah cubs

  • Cheetah cubs

    Source: Fota Wildlife Park

Asian lions are endangered so her birth is very good news for the international breeding programme. There are less than 350 Asian lions in the wild.

The entire wild population of these lions can be found in one place – the Gir Forest in India.

Dublin Zoo is looking for the public’s help to name the new arrival. Suggestions can be submitted online from 9am tomorrow.

Fota Wildlife Park is also looking for the public to name two new male Cheetah cubs. The cubs were born at the end of July, becoming the 180th & 181st cheetahs to have been bred in the East Cork attraction since it first began rearing cheetahs in 1984.

Name suggestions can be made here.

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