That's the name of the fourth Sumatran tiger cub born Oct. 15 at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center to mother Jingga and father Sanjiv.
Bintang, an Indonesian name meaning star, was named by the granddaughter of a local retired executive and philanthropist who has been involved with the zoo for more than 30 years.
The male tiger has grown to a weight of about nine pounds. His litter mates include brothers Badar and Kansa Raja and sister Zayana.
“We are blessed to have the community support that we do,” said zoo director Brendan Wiley. “It was the community that made this the World Famous Topeka Zoo, and it’s the same community that is returning this zoo to world class.”
While Bintang and the other cubs are "progressing perfectly," it could still be another two months before they are available for public viewing, the zoo said Tuesday.
In the meantime the community can get updates on their progress on the zoo’s Facebook page on Tiger Tuesdays.