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The Denver Zoo’s new lion cub will make his public debut Wednesday

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Posted at 8:46 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 01:46:26-04

DENVER – You may want to call in sick because the newest addition of the Denver Zoo’s lion pride will make his public debut Wednesday.

The 2-month-old lion cub will explore his outdoor habitat for the very first time starting at 10:30 a.m. The cub, who has not been named, will roam around the eastern-most exhibit in Benson Predator Ridge, Zoo officials said in a news release.

GALLERY | See photos of the lion cub's public debut

The cub was born at the zoo on July 25 and has spent his first two months bonding with his parents, mom Neliah, and dad Tobias, as well as the rest of the zoo’s female pride.

Want to help name the lion cub? You can vote by donating $1 (or more) and voting online or when you purchase tickets on-site.

The name choices are Meru (the name of a mountain in Tanzania), Moremi (a game reserve in Botswana) and Tatu (the Swahili word for the number three).

To learn more about the Denver Zoo's lion pride, click here.