CHICAGO — The Lincoln Park Zoo’s lion cubs are getting ready for their big debut.
Pesho, Sidai and Lomelok were born Jan. 9 and have been living behind the scenes at the zoo as they grew. Now, they’re set to make their public debut Friday at the zoo’s Pepper Family Wildlife Center, according to a news release.
Zoo members will be able to see the 8-10 a.m. Friday debut.
The cubs will be able to access the exhibit regularly starting Saturday, when non-members will be able to start seeing them.
The cubs were born to Zari and Jabari, who had another cub, Pilipili, last year. Pilipili is beginning to grow his mane, according to the zoo.
The cubs — all males — got their names last month.
Pesho (pe-sho) means unexpected gift, Sidai (see-dye) means good and Lomelok (low-mey-lock) means sweet, according to the zoo. The names were chosen in partnership with Maasai lion guardians, called Ilchokuti, who work with a zoo partner in Tanzania.
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