Peace Park Finally Decides 20 Preliminary Nominees after Mass-election
By Gu Li
The Peace Park Online Name Selection for Little Tigers entered into voting stage yesterday. It is learnt that Shanghai Hongkou WeChat has received 611 messages on the name of these little tigers in the mass-election and Peace Park selected 20 preliminary nominees from them after pre-screen.
As the only park feeding large animal in downtown Shanghai, Peace Park has always been favored by citizens and the name selection activity has received great public attention and participation. The 20 pairs of names including “Jiujiu, Changchang”, “Honghong, Haihai”, “Huniu, Huwei”, “Honghong, Yangyang” and “Sisi, Pipi” have represented citizens’ blessing and love for these two tigers.
“Yiyi, Maomao” are named by citizen Yang Tianxiang. He said that Peace Park is an integral park featured by Chinese natural landscape and its landmark scene is a mountain and a lake. The ripples of the lake and the luxury trees of the mountain form delightful contrast and naming the tigers “Yiyi” (meaning ripples in Chinese) and “Maomao” (meaning luxury) thus represents the landmark scenes there and is also easy to remember.
Citizen Chu Jingyi names the tigers “Honghong” and “Yangyang” due to her deep affections to Hongkou. She said that “Hong” refers to the deep and wide water, which coincides with the origin of Hongkou (also relating to water), and “Yang” means sunshine and warmth. “Hong” and “Yang” thus couple hardness with softness.
Citizen Xu Yahong names the tigers “Sisi” and “Pipi” and explained a very “international” reason. She said that “Pipi” and “Sisi” are homophonic with the word “peace”. Besides, in Chinese, “Pipi” implies that the tigers will grow happily and robustly and “Sisi” refers that the two tigers will support and urge each other and will love together in love and peace forever.
Feng Shan, leader of the Animal Island Team of Peace Park, said that the Animal Island has received many visitors coming to see the little tigers after the launching of the online name selection activity. In spring, tigers would be more vibrant, and the breeders have adjusted their feeds according to the season and tiger’s physical condition and added some timber piles out of their cages for them to play with, thus allowing little tigers to greet their lovers lively and vigorously.
It is learnt that the names of these two tigers will finally be determined through online voting. For the most popular name, the name provider will be granted orchid flowers of RMB300 and 3 tickets for the Animal Island; for the names ranking the 2nd to the 5th, the name providers will be granted with one pot flower and 3 tickets for the Animal Island; and for the names ranking the 6th and the 10th, the name providers will receive 2 tickets for the Animal Island.