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Name London Zoo’s Endangered Asiatic Lion Cubs: a competition for UK primary schools

Practice Entry Form Only UK primary schools eligible for entry
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Welcome to "Name London Zoo’s endangered Asiatic lion cubs: a competition for UK primary schools!" presented by Liontrust, proud sponsor of London Zoo's newest additions - three adorable Asiatic lion cubs!

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Enter for a chance to win a London Zoo class visit or digital outreach session for your school

Attention primary school teachers – can your class submit a name to be considered for London Zoo’s newborn Asiatic lion cubs?

Born to 7-year-old mum, Arya, and 14-year-old dad Bhanu, the litter of 3 Endangered Asiatic lion cubs arrived on 13 March 2024.

Part of an endangered species breeding programme, the three cubs are a vital boost to London Zoo’s conservation efforts to protect the species.

The three cubs will soon have their first health check, where the conservation Zoo’s expert vets will be able to confirm if the cubs are boys or girls.

Liontrust, in partnership with London Zoo, is offering you the chance to submit a name suggestion for the cubs, which will then be shortlisted by Liontrust and London Zoo’s keepers and put to a public vote.

The three pupils whose names are chosen for the cubs will win a family ticket to London Zoo and the chance to meet a zookeeper. The winning pupils’ classes will receive an education visit to the Zoo, or we will bring the Zoo to you through London Zoo’s digital outreach programme to support your classes learning.

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Competition Details

This competition is open to all UK primary schools and pupils. All entries must be submitted by noon on Tuesday 21 May 2024. We won’t be able to consider any entries submitted after the deadline.

How to enter:

1. Download the practice entry form from this webpage.

2. Print and hand out to your class.

3. Have pupils complete all sections including their chosen lion cub name, their reason for choosing it (encourage them to do some research), their name and school details.

4. When ready to submit, complete the online entry form at the top of this page.

All entries will be considered by Liontrust and London Zoo’s lion keepers, who will choose 10 to be shortlisted for a public vote.

The three names with the highest number of public votes will be declared the winners.

Image of new lion cubs and their mother.

Prizes

All individual winners will receive a family ticket to London Zoo and the chance to meet a zookeeper. They will also be featured in London Zoo’s Wild About Magazine. Three classes of the winning pupils will receive an education visit to the Zoo, or we will bring the Zoo to you through London Zoo’s digital outreach programme to support your classes learning.

Image of a lion lying down in the sun.

Submissions

Download the practice entry form, then print and distribute to your class. This can be used as practice before final submissions are made.

Remember we don’t know the gender of the cubs yet, so we are looking for boys’ names, girls’ names and gender-neutral names.

Submit your entries by filling out the entry form. Once submitted, you will be unable to make any changes to your submission. Good luck!

London Zoo's Asiatic Lion Conservation

London Zoo is part of a global conservation charity called ZSL, which works around the world to protect threatened species, restore precious wildlife habitats and inspire everyone to help them protect wildlife.

Asiatic lions are classed as Endangered, with only 600-700 lions remaining in the wild.

London Zoo’s lions are part of an international conservation breeding programme for Asiatic lions which ensures that good zoos are protecting an important ‘back up’ population of the Endangered big cats, and helps to inspire millions of people to help protect wildlife around the world.

The three new lion cubs need names which help celebrate how precious they are. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of something truly remarkable.

For enquiries or more information, please contact us at lioncubcompetition@10ticks.co.uk.

Lion with Liontrust ball

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