2 Manchurian leopard cubs make public debut in Germany, names sought

One of the male Amur leopard cubs (Panthera pardus orientalis), also known as the Manchurian leopard, explores his enclosure besides his mother Mia in the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The leopards born on April 22, 2017, have no names yet. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Two Amur leopard cubs have made their public debut at the zoo in the German city of Leipzig. Now the search is on for their names. These leopards hail from Manchuria. Their spots are usually more dense than their African cousins. They’re beautiful animals and very rare.
Mother Mia kept a close eye Tuesday on her two sons, who were born April 22 and now weigh more than 4 kilos (8.8 pounds) each.The Leipzig Zoo says it has received some 1,700 name suggestions for the cubs. It is offering online voters a choice of five pairs of names: Xanto and Tikhon; Amgun and Amasar; Akeno and Zivon; Marik and Majak; and Yerik and Yasuo.

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