May, 2012 – PALM BEACH ZOO TIGER CUBS GET THEIR NAMES
PALM BEACH ZOO TIGER CUBS GET THEIR NAMES
WHEN: May 11, 12 & 13
WHERE: THE PALM BEACH ZOO
CONTACT: Claudia Harden – email@example.com (561) 214-1667
MEDIA: Friday, May 11th at 1:30 p.m. – Tiger Habitat. Zoo Keepers will feed birthday treats to the tigers and explain how to identify each cub with his new name.
Three rare Malayan tiger cubs born at the Palm Beach Zoo in May of 2011 receive their official names this weekend on their first birthday. This is in keeping with many Asian traditions in which babies are named at one year of age. Here are the tigers’ new names with English translations:
Penari - Dancer
Jaya – Glorious
Bunga – Flower
The names were chosen by three Palm Beach residents who each made a contribution to the zoo for the privilege of naming a cub. Kristy and Jim Clark of Palm Beach selected the name Penari which means “dancer” in Malay, the official language of Malaysia. The second name is Jaya, which means “glorious”, selected by Bill and Candace Hamm of Palm Beach. Candace serves on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach Zoo. The third name is Bunga, which means “flower”, chosen by James and Elizabeth Meany of Palm Beach. James is also a member of the zoo’s Board of Directors.
The Mother’s Day weekend events will also honor the cubs’ mother Berapi who has shown exceptional skill in caring for and training her triplets Zoo members and friends are invited to celebrate the cubs by attending one of the following events:
Members Only Birthday Bash
Friday, May 11, 2012 – 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Free for all Palm Beach Zoo Members
Cubs’ 1st Birthday Public Celebration
Saturday and Sunday, May 12 & 13, 2012 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Tiger Photo Opportunities:
Friday, May 11th – Members Only Birthday Bash
6:00 p.m. – The cubs will go nuts for coconuts. Keepers will give the cubs coconuts – one of their favorite enrichment items.
Saturday, May 12th – Public Celebration
10: 30 a.m. – The cubs will play with palm logs enrichment, one of their very favorite activities.
Sunday, May 13th – Public Celebration
10:30 a.m. – The cubs will play with new vegetation. (They go crazy for new plantings.)
About the Palm Beach Zoo
The Palm Beach Zoo is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard, just east of I-95 between Southern and Forest Hill Boulevard. There is ample free parking. The zoo is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. For more information regarding the Palm Beach Zoo please visit www.palmbeachzoo.org.