Help Name The Sacramento Zoo’s New Baby Tiger
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) ? The Sacramento Zoo is asking people to vote on a name for the female cub born on March
Sacramento’s new baby Sumatran tiger needs a name and you can help.
The Sacramento Zoo is asking people to vote on a name for the female cub born on March 18th. There are five possible names and they all have special meanings.
Here are the names and their meaning:
• Shamrock – Born the day after St. Patty’s Day, this little cub is sure to be a lucky charm.
• Selamat – It has multiple meanings in Indonesian: congratulations, safe and survivor. The Sumatran tiger is an endangered species and the birth of this girl is a safeguard for the survival of the species.
• Malia – Malia Obama, the daughter of President Barack Obama, talks to her father weekly about what he is doing to save her favorite animals, the endangered tigers.
• Jingga – It means orange in Indonesian. The little tiger cub already has a full coat of orange and black striped fur. Did you know that no two tigers have an identical stripe pattern?
• Lina – for Lina Fat, the matriarch of the Fat family in Sacramento, whose philanthropy has greatly served the Sacramento community.
To vote, go to the Sacramento Zoo’s website. The winning name will be announced when the little cub goes on display in early June.