Still time to cast your vote to help choose the name for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s newest Sumatran Tiger. The choices: Bali or George.
Here are arguments in favor of either name, from Point D’s Web site:
Keeper Andy cast his vote for Bali.
“Bali was his original name,” Andy said. “Plus, his brother’s name is Java. The islands of Java and Bali both had tigers at one point, but they’ve gone extinct. So, their names reference that significant loss that we have suffered.”
Keeper Paul cast his vote for George.
“George just fits him,” he said. “He has such a different personality than his brother Java. He’s really casual and laid back, and the name George fits that so much better than Bali.”
Cast your vote here.
The tiger’s new name is set to be revealed tomorrow. On Saturday, what’s-his-name will be unveiled to the public, along with his brother Java and potential love-mate Jaya during Tiger Day at the zoo.
UPDATE: Bali wins in a landslide, the zoo announced Thursday. The vote was 74 percent to 24 percent.