MN Zoo needs help naming tiger cubs

5:12 PM, Oct 3, 2012   |    comments
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APPLE VALLEY, Minn. - The Minnesota Zoo's two female Amur tiger cubs need names.  They were born this past summer.

The zoo kicked off a naming contest this morning on its Facebook page. There, people can submit suggestions through October 14.

Zoo staff will then go through the suggestions and select the top three names for each cub. On October 18, people can vote on Facebook for their favorite. The winning names will be announced October 29.

The cubs are being hand-reared by zoo staff because their mothers could not nurse them. They should make their public debut at the Minnesota Zoo in the next few weeks.

Amur tigers are native to the forests of Russia.  Amur tigers have been part of the Minnesota Zoo since it opened in 1978.

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