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Lion cubs delight onlookers in official debut

  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / kmarcellus@staradvertiser.com

    Newly named lion cubs Alohi, left, Kekoa and Iolana, with their mother, Moxy, made their official public debut Saturday to delighted fans at Honolulu Zoo. The cubs are nearly 4 months old.

  • HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER PHOTO BY KRYSTLE MARCELLUS
    Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the new names of the lion cubs, (Left to Right) Alohi, Kekoa and Iolani as their mother Moxy looks on during their public debut on Saturday at the Honolulu.
  • HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER PHOTO BY KRYSTLE MARCELLUS
    Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the new names of the lion cubs, Alohi, Kekoa and Iolani during their public debut on Saturday at the Honolulu Zoo.
  • HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER PHOTO BY KRYSTLE MARCELLUS
    Haiku Contest winners (L-R) Anela Donachie, 11 and Anuhea Parker, 12 talk with Mayor Kirk Caldwell (center) after their name selections were announced on Saturday. The lion cubs, Kekoa, Alohi and Iolani were debuted to the public at the Honolulu Zoo.
  • HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER PHOTO BY KRYSTLE MARCELLUS
    (Left) Thompson Cheever, 4 looks on with his father John of Honolulu along with other onlookers as the Honolulu Zoo's lion cubs, Kekoa, Alohi and Iolani come out for a public debut after Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced their new names on Saturday. Grady Garzo, 8, Anela Donachie, 11 and Anuhea Parker, 12 chose the names respectively through a winning Haiku.
  • HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER PHOTO BY KRYSTLE MARCELLUS
    Onlookers watch as the Honolulu Zoo's lion cubs, Kekoa, Alohi and Iolani come out for a public debut after Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced their new names on Saturday. Grady Garzo, 8, Anela Donachie, 11 and Anuhea Parker, 12 chose the names respectively through a winning Haiku.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Honolulu Zoo visitors looked for cubs Kekoa, Alohi and Iolana as they made their public debut on Saturday. The cubs will remain in Honolulu until they are about 1 to 11?2 years old, at which point they will be sent to other zoos.
  • HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER PHOTO BY KRYSTLE MARCELLUS
    Children watch as the Honolulu Zoo's lion cubs, Kekoa, Alohi and Iolani come out for a public debut after Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced their new names on Saturday. Grady Garzo, 8, Anela Donachie, 11 and Anuhea Parker, 12 chose the names respectively through a winning Haiku.

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