Tiger cubs debut at zoo and officials ask for public's help in naming them

Tiger cubs debut at zoo and officials asking for public's help in naming them - 6 p.m.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials with the Baton Rouge Zoo report the tiger cubs born over the summer are now on display and they are asking for the public's help in naming the new additions.

Two female Malayan tiger cubs were born in July at the zoo. Their mother is with them in the exhibit and they can be seen during normal zoo hours until 4 p.m., weather permitting.

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"We've gotten calls and messages for months now asking when the cubs were going to come out," said Sam Winslow, assistant director and general curator. "They have grown exponentially over the past three months and have become very mobile and independent. This week, we gave our adult female the opportunity to bring them out into the exhibit. It has gone well and the cubs seem to be enjoying all the new sights and sounds."

Name suggestions can be submitted via the zoo's Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages through November 21.

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