Who Wants to Name an Itsy-Bitsy Wee Lil' Lion Cub?! (Answer: We ALL Do) (UPDATED)

Who Wants to Name an Itsy-Bitsy Wee Lil' Lion Cub?! (Answer: We ALL Do) (UPDATED)

Does "squeeeeeeeeeeee" count as a name?

By Morgan Ashley Parker

UPDATE (Dec. 27, 2017, 8:21am) The little baby is now named Emery, according to the Facebook page for the zoo which also reported that the contest raised more than $3,500 for the lion conservation group.

ZOMG, look at that little face! This cute cub is an only child — a rarity according to zookeepers — and was born on Oct. 28 to mom Zola and dad Mramba.

But, YOU GUYS, there's a problem. The little baby still has NO name ... so that's where you come in. The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk recently announced a contest to help name the babe on their site and each entry costs just one dollar.

Before you gripe that this isn't a free Twitter free-for-all like in naming challenges past, 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, which works to research and protect Africa’s existing wild lion population. Want to know more (about the contest and the baby)? The zoo shared this intro video:

Get thinking and make those names count! Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 22, 2017, at Noon ET.

Credit: (The Virginia Zoo)/Facebook

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