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Tiger cubs on display, BREC Zoo asks for names

2 years 6 months 3 weeks ago November 06, 2014 Nov 6, 2014 Thursday, November 06 2014 November 06, 2014 10:26 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The BREC Zoo said two female Malayan tiger cubs born in late July are now out of their den and on exhibit for the public to see in Baton Rouge.

"We've gotten calls and messages for months now asking when the cubs were going to come out," said Sam Winslow, Assistant Director and General Curator. "This week, we gave our adult female the opportunity to bring them out into the exhibit. It has gone well and the cubs seem to be enjoying all the new sights and sounds."

The zoo asked Thursday for the public to help name the two cubs. Suggestions can be submitted to the zoo's Facebook page, Twitter account and Instagram pages through Nov. 21. Four finalists will be chosen and the community will vote for their favorite.

The zoo said any Malaysian names that are suggested have a better chance of being selected for a finalist's spot, in respect to the tigers' species.

The cubs were born to the zoo's female Malayan tiger, who came to Baton Rouge in 2009 from the Fort Worth Zoo, and the zoo's male Malayan tiger, who arrived from the Little Rock Zoo in 2012.

 

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