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The Fangster or Scratchy? Help name rescued mountain lion cubs

January 11, 2012 |  8:48 am

Rescued mountain lion cubs need names
Two emaciated mountain lion cubs rescued off the streets of Burbank need new names -– and the public is being asked to help with suggestions.

The cubs, referred to as No. 1 and No. 2, are being rehabilitated at Zoo to You, a nonprofit conservation and educational organization based in Paso Robles. The cubs will probably make appearances at schools and universities and need monikers a little more catchy, says David Jackson, Zoo to You's director.

Jackson is asking the Burbank community to help name the cubs after something that shows a connection to the area.

The suggestions have ranged from "Burbank and "Glendale" to "The Fangster" and "Scratchy" and "Bitey."

The Burbank Leader is accepting name suggestions via Facebook, Twitter and email. The paper will publish a poll with the top six name suggestions.


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-- Burbank Leader, Times Community News

Photo: One of the mountain lion cubs rescued in Burbank. Credit: California Wildlife Center