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CLOSING TODAY! Name an Endangered Tiger Cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo!

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Want to put your name on something that will really cause a roar? The highest bidder will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to name one of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Sumatran tiger cubs. Sumatran tigers are critically endangered with numbers as low as 400 left in the wild. Every birth is a celebration. As the winning bidder, you could win the opportunity to name a cub and ultimate bragging rights and be part of the success story to save this beautiful species.

Your winning bid not only includes the naming rights, but media recognition at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and through printed and online communications, and a behind-the-scenes tour for you and a small group of five to meet your cub with a professional photographer to capture your day.

Donated by: Smithsonian's National Zoological Park

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Name must be approved by the zoo. The naming rights are guaranteed for the time the animal is part of the collection at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. We cannot guarantee that if the animal is shipped to another zoo, that zoo will keep the name. The bidding amount is fully tax deductible. We anticipate many media opportunities around the naming rights. Because these are live animals and not inanimate objects, we unfortunately cannot guarantee their survival -- even with the world-class care that we provide for them. In the regrettable event that an animal were to die, all donations are non-refundable.
Lot #368414

Shipping details

The minimum processing and handling charge for this item is $9.95.

The minimum shipping, handling and applicable insurance charge for non-tangible items is $9.95. Detailed redemption information will be emailed to the winning bidder. The minimum shipping charge for hard copies of tickets and certificates is $14.95. The minimum shipping charge for merchandise is $19.95 (shipments outside the U.S. are subject to additional shipping and customs fees). Tickets, certificates and merchandise are typically shipped with signature required, unless otherwise specified, via professional carrier. In some cases, tickets will be left at the venue's "Will Call" window under the winner's name. Merchandise is insured for the winning amount.

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CLOSING TODAY! Name an Endangered Tiger Cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo!

Friends of the National Zoo

Extended Bidding

The closing time for this item has been extended. When a bid is placed in the final 10 minutes of an item's closing, the time gets extended 10 minutes. As long as bids keep coming in, the time will keep getting extended. This allows competing bidders a chance to stay in the race.