AKRON, Ohio - Following a 10-day public contest by the Akron Zoo that attracted almost 4,000 votes, the Akron snow leopard cubs now have names.
The names with the most votes are Sabu, the Tibetan word for snow leopard and Raj, the word in India for king or ruler, according to an Akron Zoo representative.
Everyone who chose the winning combination of names was entered into a drawing and one person was selected to win a certificate, photo and stuffed snow leopard toy.
The non-winning names were Tai, Layan and Kovo.
Sabu and Raj are on exhibit each day from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. A zoo representative said they are the first snow leopards ever born at the Akron Zoo.
Snow leopards are an endangered species and only nine cubs have been born this year as a part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan in the United States.
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