DESERT, Calif. -- The Living Desert, located in Palm
Desert, California, is offering the public a chance to name their
two male jaguar cubs with a unique online eBay auction and an
onsite contest. The auction winner will receive a grand prize
that includes the right to name the jaguar cub, a framed photo
of the cub, a private behind the scenes jaguar tour for up to
four people among other prizes.
auction is in progress and is open to everyone. The names will
be announced at The Living Desert at the end of La Gran Fiesta
Saturday, October 11th. The eBay link can be found at: www.LivingDesert.org.
Rules for naming of the male jaguar cub include the following:
cubs, the second way to help name one of the jaguars is onsite
at The Living Desert. Guests can pay one dollar per vote at the
exhibit. The name with the most votes will win. The four names
that visitors can choose from include:
cubs were born on April 26th to Magia and Memo who were brought
together as part of the Species Survival Plan. They are the first
ever jaguar cubs birthed at The Living Desert. The jaguar is the
third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest
in the Western Hemisphere. The jaguar is a carnivore, feeding
only on meat and weighs between 124-211 pounds.
Desert zoo and gardens conducted a highly successful eBay auction
earlier this year with the naming of a baby giraffe. Money raised
through the auction directly supports The Living Desert's conservation
and preservation efforts.
an eBay auction is an exciting way to get not only our regular
guests involved, but animal lovers from around the country have
a chance to participate in the auction as well," said Allen
Monroe, President & CEO of The Living Desert. "It's not
often you get a chance to name an animal at a zoo."
Desert is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission ranges from
$8.75-$17.25 (children under 3 are free). Membership prices begin
at $60 for an individual and $105 for a family of four and includes
early admission, discounts, special events and more. For more
information: (760) 346-5694 or visit www.LivingDesert.org.
The Living Desert:
Desert is an AZA-accredited zoo and gardens that is dedicated
to conservation and education. It is a family-friendly place
to explore nature and create meaningful experiences for guests
that are remembered for a lifetime. For more information: (760)
The Living Desert is located at: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert,
credit: The Living Desert
more info about The Living Desert, visit www.livingdesert.org.