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OC Zoo Mountain Lion Cubs' Names Revealed

OC Zoo Mountain Lion Name Reveal Graphic - orange on green with white paw prints

It's official! After more than 1,200 votes in the online poll, the new sister mountain lion cubs at the OC Zoo have officially been named! Watch the video below for the reveal!

The two orphaned sister mountain lion cubs made their debut with the opening of the OC Zoo’s new large mammal exhibit.

The two cubs, now approximately seven months old, were found as very young kittens, apparently abandoned or orphaned near a Thousand Oaks, Calif. office park in November of 2021. The zoo treated the female cubs’ malnutrition and nursed them back to health.

Mountain lions typically stay with their mothers and learn to hunt for approximately one to two years. Due to their extremely young ages, the cubs would likely not survive in the wild and will remain at the OC Zoo.

More than 1,500 name suggestions were submitted in person at the zoo during the first two weekends the new exhibit was open. Animal keepers helped narrow the list down to their five favorite name combinations.

Thank you to everyone who voted and participated in the naming contest. Now watch to reveal the winning names!

The OC Zoo is inside Irvine Regional Park. It is open 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekends.