Zoo’s Tiger Cubs Now Have Names
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The Cincinnati Zoo’s four-month-old tiger cubs finally have names.
After more than 3,000 names were submitted from across the country, judges, who included four members of the Cat House and Animal Care Staff and the Zoo’s Curator of Mammals, decided on four names.
The four winning names are Tahan, Bashir, Kadar and Tanvir.
“It was a tough decision between names of different origins, meanings and uniqueness,” said Mike Dulaney, Cincinnati Zoo Curator of Mammals and Species Survival Plan Subspecies Coordinator for Malayan Tigers. “It came down to what name was fitting and appropriate for each cub.”
The winning names were submitted by Christina Martin, Rachel Gaines, Ian Gabby and Christine Tan. All four of them will receive a Basic Family Level Membership to the zoo.
The Malayan Tiger is one of six living subspecies of tiger. They are currently considered endangered. The Cincinnati Zoo has had Malayan tigers since 1990 and has produced 28 cubs since that time.
The zoo says visitors will be able to see Tahan, Bashir, Kadar and Tanvir with their mother everyday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Tiger Canyon.