SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Zoo has named its jaguar cubs after a Mayan cultural center and a Nicaraguan volcano.
NBC San Diego (http://bit.ly/MgvtHY) says the zoo announced Wednesday that the male cub will be Tikal (Tee-KAHL’) after the Mayan cultural center, while his sister will be Maderas (mah-DAHR’-us), after the volcano.
The jaguars were born on April 26.
They are not on display yet, but zookeepers hope to put them in an exhibit with toys and a swimming pool in the next few months.
The zoo says jaguars are the largest cat in the Western Hemisphere and the third largest of the world’s cats. They are endangered animals
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