Zoo introduces 3 new tiger cubs

Sunday, September 3, 2006

WASHINGTON -- The National Zoo introduced three Sumatran tiger cubs to the public Saturday, more than three months after they were born.

The cubs, which now weigh about 25 to 30 pounds, were also given names on Saturday after a monthlong contest. The male cub was named Guntur, which means thunder in Bahasa Indonesian.

The two females are Melati and Maharani, which mean jasmine and queen respectively.

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