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Three names selected in Naples Zoo’s lion cub naming contest | Naples Florida Weekly

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens recently invited the community to help name its newest residents, three African lion cubs. Typically, zoo staff selects appropriate names for newborns at the zoo. This time, however, the public was invited to submit names for the three male cubs. The Naples Zoo announced the winning names as Ruaha, Chobe and Karoo. Naples Zoo’s carnivore keepers had the opportunity to narrow the names down to the top five name sets and the community made the final vote. With a 52% landslide win, the cubs’ names, Ruaha, Chobe and Karoo are all names of national parks in Africa. At press time, the zoo had not released the names of the winning person or persons. The lion cub naming contest was sponsored by Gator Country 101.9, 102.9 Bob FM, 104.7 The Mix and 98.9 WGUF Naples FM Talk. The person who submitted the winning names would receive a lion-sized prize package, including a Naples Zoo membership, four tickets to a preview of Disney’s latest release, "The Lion King," a

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Breeding farms and traditional medicine

Industrial-scale farms are being used to supply big cats for use in traditional asian medicines, new study finds.

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This important study by World Animal Protection proves what we have been saying for years: people who consume/use big cat parts and products made from big cats such as tiger bone wine, greatly prefer the wild product rather than farmed. Farming captive tigers and lions is not only horrifically cruel, it’s actually fueling the poaching of wild tigers and lions and bringing their extinction closer to becoming reality. 

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