Meet Dubai Safari Park's cutest new residents
Dubai Municipality wants some help with naming the white lion cubs.
Dubai Safari Park hasn’t opened yet, but we already have two reasons to visit when it does.
Two rare white lion cubs – a male and a female – were born in the park earlier this month.
According to Khaleej Times, both cubs are in good health and are being taken care of by their mother, as well as a team of doctors and specialists.
Dubai Municipality is now asking for name ideas for the newborns, through a competition on its social media pages. The civic body says it is inviting children of all ages to suggest names by leaving a comment on Facebook or Instagram.
Here’s a ridiculously adorable video of the pair:
The child that comes up with the best names will win an exclusive tour of Dubai Safari Park, prior to its official launch – and they can take a plus one along, so parents, you might want to encourage your wee ones to get those creative juices flowing.
When can the rest of us visit? A Dubai Municipality official told Khaleej Times the animal sanctuary should be open before the end of the year – possibly in November.
“The final stages are finished, and we are waiting to officially open the park when the weather gets better,” the official said.
Dubai Safari is spread over 119 hectares in Al Warqa, and is expected to provide a home to 10,000 animals upon completion.
You can expect bears, monkeys, bats, elephants, cheetahs, tigers… and of course, these two little guys. What would you name them?