For more information, call:
Becky Luft
at (414) 258-2333, ext. 201
January 5, 2012

Last Chance to Sponsor the Zoo's Three Lion Cubs!

NEWS RELEASE

Sponsor the Zoo’s Three Lion Cubs

The Milwaukee County Zoo’s three rambunctious lion cubs are packing on the pounds and growing up really fast. So sponsor them now while they’re still cubs! They were born last year on July 24 and 25 and went on exhibit in October. The names of the cubs were announced Nov. 10, 2011, after a naming contest sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. Njeri (pronounced N – jeer – ee) is the female of the litter. Her name means “warrior’s daughter” in Swahili. One male is called Kiume (pronounced Kee – u – mee), which means “strong” in Swahili. The other is Hubert, named after BMO Harris Bank’s lion mascot.

Sponsor the cubs for just $45 and help support all the animals at the Zoo. An animal sponsorship makes a great gift for holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. To purchase, go to www.zoosociety.org and click on the plush-toy lion cub photo or call the Zoological Society of Milwaukee at (414) 258-2333.

           The sponsorship package includes:

  • Three adorable plush-toy lion cubs (two male and one female)
  • A certificate of sponsorship
  • A colorful lion fact sheet
  • An invitation to Animal Safari, a behind-the-scenes August event for animal sponsors at the Zoo
  • Special recognition at the Zoo
  • Subscriptions to Alive magazine and Wild Things newsletter
  • And more!

          Upgrade your sponsorship to the $75 level and receive a 4-by-6-inch photo of the lion cubs and two free coupons for Zoo attractions.

This sponsorship is offered through the Zoological Society’s Sponsor an Animal program, which helps support all the animals at the Zoo. This offer runs through Jan. 31, 2012.  Send your gift anywhere in the continental United States for $45 (plus $5 shipping and handling).

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