Minnesota Zoo is Naming Its Two Amur Tiger Cubs & Needs Your Help
Apple Valley, MINN – October 3, 2012 – The Minnesota Zoo is excited to announce a NEW naming contest, presented by KS95, for its two female Amur tiger cubs born this past summer. This contest will be conducted on Facebook [fan pages] and starts today, October 3, 2012!
The Zoo is asking for help from the public to help find names for these two cubs. To submit your name suggestions, please visit the Minnesota Zoo’s Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/mnzoo. Name suggestions will be accepted through Sunday, October 14, 2012. Zoo staff will then review all submissions and select the top three names for each cub to be posted on the Minnesota Zoo’s Facebook fan page to be voted on by the public, starting Thursday, October 18. The winning names will be announced on Monday, October 29.
Everyone who participates in the naming contest will be eligible for daily prize drawings, including a Family 4-Pack of tickets to the Minnesota Zoo and other great prizes.
The two female Amur tiger cubs are being hand-reared by zoo staff because their mothers could not successfully nurse them. The cubs were recently moved from their nursery area in preparation for their public debut on exhibit in the coming weeks.
Amur tigers, managed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Tiger Species Survival Plan® (SSP), have been part of the Minnesota Zoo’s Northern Trail exhibit since the Zoo opened in 1978. Zoo staff members have coordinated the Tiger SSP for more than two decades, and continue to lead efforts conserving tigers in the wild. Amur tigers are native to the temperate forests of Russia.
About the Minnesota Zoo: The Minnesota Zoo is located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org. The Minnesota Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).