Exciting News! In August 2022, Taronga Western Plains Zoo introduced three beautiful new lionesses and Macquarie was invited to sponsor and name one of the cubs.
Students participated in a cub naming competition with guidelines including:
- The name needed to be of African origin and respectful to the culture
- Have a nice meaning when translated
- Be easy to pronounce and use on a day to day basis for training
- Avoid names used in film and on TV.
The name ‘Imani’, meaning ‘Faith’ in Swahili, was chosen. We are thrilled that this ‘pawfect’ little cub has a name that means ‘Faith’, which is the cornerstone of our school’s foundation. It is certainly a good reason to visit the zoo to see ‘Faith in action’! (And of course, her siblings Amali and Mara too).