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Abandoned tiger cubs have new names

Posted Tuesday, March 8, 2005

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Pittsboro, N.C. -- Two tiger cubs that were found wandering wandering at the Cleveland-Gaston County line in January now have new names.

The Carnivore Preservation Trust in Pittsboro held a contest online to name the seven-month-old tigers.

More than 300 names were submitted.

People who logged on to the group's website voted on the names. The voting process ended Monday, March 7th, at 9 am.

They chose Kaela for the girl and Rajah for the boy. Patty Blackwell submited the name Kaela and to Lisa Batts, Lauryn Cannon, and Richard Lasater submitted the name Rajah.

The cubs are at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.

The cubs will arrive at their new home at the Carnivore Preservation Trust later this month.

Female Names
Ariel 370 (8.93%)
Asia 568 (13.7%)
Athena 1006 (24.3%)
Kaela 2043 (49.3%)
Valentine 155 (3.74%)
Total Female Votes 4139

Male Names
Kumal 1625 (39.2%)
Maverick 231 (5.58%)
Neko 264 (6.37%)
Rajah 1739 (42.0%)
Thor 282 (6.81%)
Total Male Votes 4139

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