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U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon pets a lion cub he adopted. He is assisted by Kenya Wildlife officials and is accompanied by his wife Ban Soon-Taek. (Getty Images)

UN Chief 'Adopts' Lion Cub in Kenya

Saturday, 28 Jun 2014 11:53 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is the proud new adoptive father of a 6-month-old lion cub.

Ban on Saturday named the young lioness Tumaini, which means "hope" in Kenya's language of Kiswahili. Ban said he hopes that people around the world will be able to live harmoniously with nature.

The cub was found abandoned in Nairobi National Park and will be raised by the Nairobi Animal Orphanage.

Ban's two-day visit to Kenya caps a week of high-level U.N. meetings at the first U.N. Environmental Assembly.

More than 1,200 participants from 193 member states spent the week in Nairobi, where the U.N. Environment Program is located.

Ban said he hopes to see U.N. member states adopt a climate change deal during formal talks in Lima in December.

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NAIROBI, Kenya — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is the proud new adoptive father of a 6-month-old lion cub.
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