Friday is the last day to vote in BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo contest to name two female Malayan tiger cubs.

Voting ends at 5 p.m. on the Zoo’s website,

“We had hundreds of official entries submitted to the Zoo’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages,” said Phil Frost, zoo director. “It’s fantastic to see this level of excitement about our cubs from the community, and we hope our cubs will each get great names to start off the new year.”

After the public entered their nominations for names in late November, the zoo allowed the animal staff to select their top four for final consideration. The remaining possible names for the sisters include:

Berani: meaning “brave” in Malay.

Darma: meaning “duty” in Malay.

Hadiah: meaning “gift” in Malay.

Kayu Merah: meaning “red stick” in Malay.

The two names with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be given to the cubs.

The people who submitted the two winning names will be awarded a complimentary gold level adoption of the tiger cubs through the Zoo’s Adopt an Animal program and a household membership to the Zoo.

The cubs were born to the Zoo’s female Malayan tiger, which came to the Zoo in 2009 from the Fort Worth, Texas Zoo, and the Zoo’s male Malayan tiger, which arrived from the Little Rock Zoo in 2012. The two cubs represent the fifth and sixth Malayan tiger cubs born in the U.S. this year.

Fun with Dewey

Students from Parkview Oaks Elementary School are presented a play, “Do It with Dewey” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jones Creek Regional branch library.

After the play, children will hear the story, “Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book,” by Karen Casale.

Children will also participate in a fun Dewey Decimal game where they will identify where certain books might be in the library.

For ages 5 and older, and registration is required.

Call (225) 756-1180.

Dabble in Scrabble

The Jones Creek Regional branch library is hosting its “Dabble in Scrabble” program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Play to see who is master of the universal word game, Scrabble. Prefer a faster-paced game with less strategy? Visitors also can play Quiddler.

Prizes will be awarded.

Call (225) 756-1180 or email

The Historical Society Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Jones Creek Regional branch library.

This month’s selection is “The Woman Who Would Be King” by Kara Cooney.

Contact Southeast Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email Deadline: noon Monday.