Two new white African Lion cubs arrived at the Darling Downs Zoo and need the public to help name them.
Two new white African Lion cubs arrived at the Darling Downs Zoo and need the public to help name them.

Help name our new additions

WHITE, cuddly and adorable is the description of the two new additions at the Darling Downs Zoo.

It’s hard to imagine they could be African Lions as the white variation in colour has not been seen in the wild since 1990 and now are the only ones of their kind in a Queensland zoo.

The male seven-month-old and female six-month-old cubs arrived at their new home at Pilton on Thursday night after a long trip from Johannesburg, South Africa and Darling Downs zoo owner Stephanie Robinson said they have settled in well to their new home.

“We have been very hesitant in believing it was going to happen,” Mrs Robinson said.

“There are only about 25,000 lions left and people don’t realise they deserve as much attention as other animals and they are in trouble.”

Mrs Robinson has worked on this project for over two years, which has cost about 50 thousand dollars to bring the unique cubs to the Darling Downs.

These two new attractions are yet to be named and Mrs Robinson needs the public to help name them.

Call the Darling Downs Zoo on 4696 4107.



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