The second tiger cub is a 4-month-old Sumatran tiger cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and brought to San Diego because his mother was unable to care for him properly. His name will be "Rakan," meaning "friend."
The names were chosen from six possible names with origins in the tigers' ancestral homes and selected by tiger keepers for each cub, according to the park.
The two cubs can be viewed at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's Tull Family Tiger Trail.
A Smithsonian zookeeper said raising the pair together will be extremely beneficial to their development.
Having another tiger that is about his age to interact with will be tremendously beneficial to the both of them. They’ll be able to play, wrestle and learn how to be tigers together, which is instrumental to his long-term social development.," Craig Saffoe, curator of Great Cats at the National Zoo, said.