Baby Jaguars Are Named at the Zoo
The first jaguar litter since 1975 was born at the Milwaukee County Zoo to Stella and Pat on November 13, 2013. The litter was on public display for the first time on March 13 when the jaguar baby's names were released. Belize schoolchildren named one Zean, which is the end of Belizean, and a public contest named the other B'alam, which means "great and powerful king" in Mayan.
Photo: Stella the mother and her cub Zean rest together at The Milwaukee County Zoo. Zean and B'alam are the two newest jaguar cubs with the mother Stella who are now on public exhibit, at four months old. B'alam (who has larger and darker spots as well as a square space on her forehead showing no spots) name means [Great and powerful king] in Mayan. Zean encompasses the Belize people living and working in Belize, with all cultures. She has smaller, almost greyish spots on her coat. The names were revealaed at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. (Photo by Rick Wood)