Help name a tiger cub at the Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is looking for input to help name one of its Amur tiger cubs.

Tuesday, the zoo opened an online poll that allows Minnesotans to weigh in on the name of one of the male tiger cubs.

The four options are:

  • Aleksei
  • Anri
  • Vasya
  • Vostok

Voting runs until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 23.

Voting opened Tuesday to help name a male Amur tiger cub at the Minnesota Zoo. (Courtesy: Minnesota Zoo)

Zoo officials say they try to choose names that are representative of the region and culture of that species’ native habitat in the wild. Amur tigers are native to eastern Asia.

The cub’s mother is named Dari. His father, Putin, died in March.

Names for the other two cubs are being chosen by zoo staff.

The names for all three will be publicly announced on Aug. 24.

Just last week, the 3-month-old tiger cubs officially debuted at the zoo and started adventuring out into their habitat.

Amur tigers are among the most endangered animals in the world, according to the zoo. Officials say more than 40 Amur cubs have been born at the Minnesota Zoo since it opened its doors in 1978.