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This little guy was born at the San Diego Zoo on March 12th, and he’s reached the point where the zoo is ready to give him a name.

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Here is a link that will let you choose from a list of seven names, which are as follows:

  • Xingo (A river in Brazil)
  • Manchado (Portuguese for “spotted”)
  • Machupo (Another river in Brazil)
  • Javari (A river in Bolivia)
  • Tankani (A mountain in Brazil)
  • Patafe (Portuguese for “rascal”)
  • Valerio (A boy’s name meaning “strong,” “powerful,” “healthy”)
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If you’re wondering why so many rivers are among the options, it’s probably because jaguars are very good swimmers and often enter the water to hunt things like caimans, turtles, and fish.

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This cub has been very happy and healthy being raised by his mom, Nindiri.

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I’ve written about jaguars in my Caturday series.

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Be sure to check out this video of Nindiri playing with her cub!

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