Tigers are not a Tigger

Now that Tom’s Kitty Krisis has passed, we have a new feline focus: Naming the National Zoo’s three Sumatran tiger cubs.

While you could cast your vote for one of the funky names selected by the Zoo’s tiger keepers, I say we take this contest out of its too-cute box.

Check out the tiger cub cam and tell me, do these three look like they could be named “Jati (JAH-tee)” for “teak wood” or “Kemala” (ka-MAH-lah) for “magic stone”? Hell no!

Good tiger names should evoke their status as masters of the Sumatran jungle. How about “Death Slash” or “Blood Fang” or my favorite “Shere Khan Wayan”?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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