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    African names: Zuri, Khari, Akeelah, Neema and Milani.
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    Biblical: Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Leah and Naomi.
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Finalists Chosen for Va. Cheetah Cubs' Names

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Metro Richmond Zoo owner Jim Andelin has chosen the finalists for naming the zoo's five cheetah cubs.
    
The public can vote on the finalists online vote at TimesDispatch.com/cheetah-cam. Votes can be submitted through Sunday and the winning names will be announced Dec. 29.
    
The Richmond Times-Dispatch says voters can choose from one of four groups - African names, biblical names, names of presidents from Virginia and names derived from Richmond area localities.
    
Prizes will be awarded to one random voter. The prizes include a yearlong family pass to the zoo and a private viewing of the cubs.
    
The cubs aren't on public display. They can be viewed online through the Richmond Cheetah Cam.
   
   

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