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Wednesday 28 of October 2020

Two Leopard Cubs Make Public Debut in Germany, Names Sought


Male Amur leopard cubs (Panthera pardus orientalis), also known as the Manchurian leopard, explore their enclosure in the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Tuesday, June 27, 2017,photo: AP/Jens Meyer
Male Amur leopard cubs (Panthera pardus orientalis), also known as the Manchurian leopard, explore their enclosure in the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Tuesday, June 27, 2017,photo: AP/Jens Meyer
Mother Mia kept a close eye Tuesday on her two sons, who were born April 22 and now weigh more than 4 kilos (8.8 pounds) each

LEIPZIG, Germany – Two Amur leopard cubs have made their public debut at the zoo in the German city of Leipzig. Now the search is on for their names.

Mother Mia kept a close eye Tuesday on her two sons, who were born April 22 and now weigh more than 4 kilos (8.8 pounds) each.

One of the male Amur leopard cubs (Panthera pardus orientalis), also known as the Manchurian leopard, explores his enclosure besides his mother Mia in the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Photo: AP/Jens Meyer

The zoo says it has received some 1,700 name suggestions for the cubs. It is offering online voters a choice of five pairs of names: Xanto and Tikhon; Amgun and Amasar; Akeno and Zivon; Marik and Majak; and Yerik and Yasuo.

Voting is open until July 5.