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Jackson Zoo Wants Your Help Naming Tiger Cub

JACKSON, Miss.- The Jackson Zoo wants you to help name their newest animal addition, a Sumatran tiger cub.

The cub was born May 20 and now they’re asking you to vote on one of the three names chosen by the zoo staff.

For a $1 donation you can vote for the name Faulkner, Harapan, or Eko.

The cub’s father, Emerson, was named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Faulkner follows this literary tradition.

Harapan, is based on the Indonesian word for “hope”, as every Sumatran tiger birth is a hope for the future for their species.

The third name you can vote for is Eko. Sari and Emerson are first time parents and this name honors that, with Eko being an Indonesian expression for “the first child”.

The money raised will go directly to the care of the animals. You can vote at through September 3.

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