Two Amur Tigers Have New Names
The Calgary Zoo held a contest to find names for two Amur tiger babies.
Three cubs were born during the spring, and two now have names with Russian meanings.
Vasili and Samkha were the winning names.
Vasili translates to kingly, or royal, while Samkha translates to scared.
The girl tiger cub still does not have a name, but a sponsor has purchased the right to name her. The cubs were born to 11-year-old Katja during the last of March.
They only weighed 750 grams but are now big enough to roam around. The species is endangered with an estimated four hundred left in existence.
It was the third time in less than two years that Katja had given birth to a litter of cubs.
It is estimated that only 350 to 400 armur tigers are left in the world.