Tulsa Zoo Reveals Gender, Name of Baby Jaguar


Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 11:56 am
By: News On 6


The Tulsa Zoo says its newest Jaguar is a girl and her name is Babette.  

This week's Wild Wednesday segment on 6 In The Morning showcased Babette and her mother.

The Tulsa Zoo staff voted to name the cub Babette after her dad, Bebeto, who died from age-related complications in April.

4/13/2016 Related Story: 20-Year-Old Tulsa Zoo Jaguar Bebeto Dies

The jaguar is native to the tropical rainforests of Mexico, Central and South America. The Tulsa Zoo says jaguars are considered near threatened due to habitat loss.  

The zoo says there are currently more than 100 jaguars in North American-accredited AZA zoos,. while it is estimated that 10,000 jaguars currently exist in the wild.