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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Name the Baby Gorilla Contest

You think YOUR baby was cute as an infant? Your baby can't even compare to the cuteness of the new baby gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo, born last December. Poor thing - already two months old and NO NAME!

Help pick the male western lowland gorilla baby's name by suggesting options (hint: they'd prefer "a distinguished name of African origin"). The contest runs through March 5, 2009. Get inspired by watching the gorilla-cams on the zoo's website. Here's the entry form.

Feel free to send a baby gift, with suggestions on the gorilla's baby shower registry list.

I may not have won the University of Wisconsin Ice Cream Naming Contest 10+ years ago, but I'm going to try to win this one. (For the record, I still think Sesquimintenial was better than Hail to Thee our Almond Roca - not that I'm bitter).

Contest winner receives:

-zoo family membership

-plush large gorilla

-framed photo of the gorilla with a footprint

-30 minute Q&A with a gorilla keeper

-and the chance to test whether the new tiger enclosure is now high enough (I'm just kidding about that last one)
Good luck! And if you win, let me know! If I win, I'll post answers to my Q&A here...

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