A Sumatran tiger cub born last month at the San Francisco Zoo has finally been named — but the rights to do so didn’t come cheap.
The female cub, born Feb. 10, had been referred to as “the cub” until May 11’s ZooFest fundraising event.
“Let’s get a name for this tiger…But you’ve got to pay to name the puss.” Williams said, according to the Chron’s Catherine Bigelow, who also reported on the event.
At the conclusion of the event, which raised $1.35 million, naming rights for the zoo’s newest acquisition, a Komodo Dragon, went for $25,000, Bigelow reports.
In related news, this week San Francisco Rec and Park will vote on a proposal to raise Zoo admission fees by $2 for every visitor. Want to catch Jillian and the Dragon (expected to debut July 1) at the old ticket prices? Better do so before September 1, when the increases, if approved, will take effect.