Omaha Zoo's tiger cubs have been named

Posted at 2:17 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 15:42:34-04

It's official! 

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have announced that the three Amur tiger cubs, one female and two males, have been named by keepers.

The cubs, born on July 7, have received names from the Zoo’s cat keepers.

Officials say the female cub has been named Aurora, submitted by 21-year-old Mackenzie Haake of Bellevue, Nebraska. Aurora now weighs 15.5 pounds.

The first male cub has been named Finn, submitted by 52-year-old Mary Vedder of Bellevue, Nebraska. Finn weighs 17 pounds.

The second male cub has been named Titan, submitted by three-year-old Linden DeVard of Omaha, Nebraska. Titan weighs 18 pounds.

The naming contest was held for a couple of weeks.

Guests were invited to submit their name ideas at the Cat Complex

. The winning names were selected by the keepers who care for cats.

Officials say there were 2,576 names submitted. The entrants of the winning names will receive a unique Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium gift basket.

The cubs are on display with their mother, Isabella, and can be seen in the cat complex. While the cubs are currently nursing, they will start eating meat around three months old.