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New Names Selected for Mountain Lion Cubs Rescued in Burbank

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The people have spoken, and the votes have been tallied: The pair of rescued mountain lion cubs being cared for at a Paso Robles animal facility could soon get names chosen by locals.The Burbank Leader conducted a contest to find monikers for the young animals that were found starving and hiding under a car in Burbank in December.

Today the Leader updates us on their contest and the winning names:

After more than 100 people submitted nearly 200 possible names for the two mountain lion cubs rescued in Burbank last month, these two names were your favorite: Olive and Magnolia.

Olive and Magnolia, as you may know, are major streets in Burbank; that pair of names brought in 125 votes.

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The runner-up selection, LaserFur and Fangster, was actually submitted by LAist contributor Mialka Bonadonna-Morano. Other top-ranking choices were Scratchy and Itchy, Lucy and Ethel, Hope and Carson, and Willow and Laurel.

The newspaper will submit the names to David Jackson of Zoo To You, where the cubs are recuperating. They have become too domesticated to be returned to the wild in the Verdugo Mountains, and may end up being a learning experience for school kids who will get to interact with them.