Seattle zoo’s new tiger cub named "Hadiah"

The Associated Press

Hadiah, meaning “gift” in Malay-Indonesian, was put on display for the first time at the Woodland Park Zoo on Monday. The 37-pound tiger cub was named after a public poll drew more than 6,700 votes on the zoo’s web site and at the zoo. 2,053 votes were for Hadiah.

The Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle has named its new tiger cub Hadiah, which means “gift” in the language of Sumatra.

The name was selected from an online poll of 6,700 votes on four choices.

The Sumatran tiger cub was born December 12th and went on public display today.

The cub has been raised by the zoo staff since December 24th because it was abandoned by its 15-year-old mother, JoJo.

JoJo and the 13-year-old father Rakata also produced two female cubs in 2002 and two male cubs in 2004. Now are all located at other zoos.

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