Help name the zoo’s tiger cubs
The Minnesota Zoo is giving the public a say in the naming of its two tiger cubs.
The naming contest for the female Amur tigers began earlier this month with the zoo asking the public for name submissions via Facebook. Zookeepers who work closely with the cubs then reviewed the nearly 1,400 name entries and selected their three favorites for each cub.
Now it’s time to vote.
Public voting for the names started last week and runs through Sunday, Oct. 28. Votes can be cast at www.facebook.com/mnzoo.
The winning names will be announced Monday, Oct. 29.
Born this summer – the first cub was born at the Minnesota Zoo in June, the second at the St. Louis Zoo in July – the tiger cubs were both hand-reared by zoo staff because their mothers did not successfully nurse them.
The cubs recently made their public debut, and guests to the zoo can visit them daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tiger Lair.
Native to the forests of Russia, Amur tigers have been a part of the Minnesota Zoo since its opening in 1978.
More about the zoo’s tiger exhibit is at Mnzoo.org.