Whew! We had so many great names submitted for our five baby tigers that it has been extremely hard for us to decide! Finally, three of the baby names have been chosen. See below for the names and the winners of the baby name contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted names – remember, your gifts are tax-deductible and all the money raised went straight back to our animals for care, enrichment, habitats, and more. The cubs’ new habitat that is being built will cost us about $10,000 – so a big thank you to everyone that has made it possible for us to give these sweet girls a “forever home”.
For those of you who don’t know the story behind the babies, here it is! We “re-homed” five tiger cubs New Years Eve day from a facility that could no longer care for them. For the past couple of months, we have been calling the cubs by colors while we decide on names. “Pink”, “Green”, and “Red” cubs were born in one litter on December 9, 2011. “Yellow” and “Orange” cubs were born in another litter on November 25, 2011. We are so grateful to their previous facility for allowing us the opportunity to bring them into our sanctuary and give them a home! Since the five girls have been raised together, they will be sharing a habitat even as they grow older – they love to play with each other!
“Pink” Cub: Nikki
Submitted By: Nikki Kimbleton
“Red” Cub: Cayenne
Submitted By: Mary Ellen Palmer
“Green” Cub: Jade
Submitted By: Charlene Appling
Our three winners will be receiving a glazed plate with their cub’s paw print and name along with a beautiful 8×10 photograph. We would also like to take this time to give a very special “thank you” to Nikki Kimbleton who has done so much for Catty Shack.
“Yellow” and “Orange” cubs will be receiving their names soon – we will announce the names as soon as we are finished debating. Thank you to everyone for being so patient while we decide on the names.
Remember, you can still come and see the cubs during daytime events – just check our Hours of Operation.