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What Should Those 2 Rescued Mountain Lion Cubs From Burbank Be Named?

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Consider this your daily dose of "awwwww": Remember those two mountain lion cubs found starving and dehydrated under a parked car in Burbank? They've been recuperating in Paso Robles at Zoo to You, where they will get back into their best health--but also become partially domesticated, which means they aren't going to be released back into the Verdugo Mountains from which they came.It's likely the two cubs, now known as "No. 1" and "No. 2" will "be tapped to make appearances" at schools and universities, explains the Burbank Leader, as part of Zoo to You's outreach program. But their current names, while convenient, aren't exactly unique and euphonious, so Zoo to You is looking for suggestions for names.

Zoo to You director David Jackson "said he would like a name that indicates the mountain lions' connection to the area." Okay, Burbankophiles, this is your big chance.

The Leader is funneling suggestions in a little contest:

Submit your suggestions to the online comment area of this column, on the Burbank Leader Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BurbankLeader, or send me an email. If Jackson's group chooses your name, we'll give you $20 in gift cards to either Starbucks or iTunes.