Public’s help sought in naming lion cubs rescued off Burbank streets

Life for two emaciated mountain lion cubs has improved since they were rescued off the streets of Burbank around Christmas. There’s the just one problem.

No. 1 and No. 2 need names, says David Jackson, director of Zoo to You, a nonprofit conservation and educational organization based in Paso Robles where the cubs are being rehabilitated.

Through Zoo to You, the cubs will likely make appearances at schools and universities someday, and No. 1 and No. 2 just won’t cut it, so Jackson is asking the Burbank community to help name the cubs.

Jackson said he would like a name that indicates the mountain lions’ connection to the area.


Since Monday, several of you have reached out to us via Facebook, Twitter and email with name suggestions. We wanted to give you one last chance to submit names before we narrow down the results on Thursday, when we’ll be publishing an online poll with the top six names submitted.

Comment below with your suggestions, or email online editor Katie Landan.

Suggested names, so far:

- Floyd and Manny


- Starlight and Luther

- Starlight and Goldie

- Olive and Magnolia

- Mosi and Nashota

- Carson and Doc

- Tongva and Chumash

- Hope and Jazz

- Olive and Verdugo


- Bur and Burbank

- Glen and Dale

- LaserFur and The Fangster

- Orange and Grove

- Chimbica

- Brand and Chandler

- Burbank and Glendale

- Cahuenga and Magnolia


- Dolly and Mae

- Amelia and Starlet

- Scratchy and Bitey

- Olive and Maggie

- Juan and Tu

- Ivy and Blue

- Girl and Scout

- Purr and Paws

- Queen of the West and Princess Scrubbrush

- Victory and Magnolia

- Leona and Lionina

- Dolores and Hope

- Sunny and Freezy

- Soleil and Jasmine

- Mable and Dahlia

- Lucy and Ethel

- Hope and Victory

- Catalina and Sister Elsie

- Urban Baby and City Slicker

- Bette and Rhonda

- Ellen and Hope

- Rack and Pinion

- Pete and Repeat

- Drive and Train

- Jada and Deja

- Piper and Diesel

- Zoey and Jane

- Nala and Lilo

- Gabrielina and Fernandia

- Tujuna and Magnolia

- Purrsche and Furrari

- Kit and Kat

- Minnie and Daisy

- Disney and Warner

- Chevy and Kia

- Debbie and Hope

- Sarabi and Sarafina

- Rousanne and Marsanne

- Lucky and Lager

- Willow and Laurel

- Providencia and Buena

- Kiara and Vitana

- Joselyn and Bethany

- Tama and Mara

- Hope and Carson

- Minnie and Mickey

- Olive and Rosemary

- Star and Ester

- Safi and Bella

- Burberry and Banksy

- Gabriella and Monica

- Bobbie and Hope

- Holly and Woodett

- Verdugo and Purrbank

- Daisy and Lola

- Lost and Found

- Mickey and Bugs

- Kajika and Namid

- Tink and Belle

- Angel and Gabby

- Brandie and Thomasnia

- Joy Burbank and Love Burbank

- Pepper and Holly

- Teensy and Weensy

- Wal and Mart

- Scar and Mufasa

-Simba and Nala

- Quark and Ion

- Rosemary and Olive

- Roxford and Tuxford