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Akron Zoo holding naming contest for new baby gibbon

You can choose between four choices now through Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.
Credit: Akron Zoo

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zoo recently welcomed a new baby gibbon to its ranks. Now, they need your help naming the adorable little creature!

One of the zoo's female adult gibbons, Parker, gave birth to a healthy white-cheeked baby back on Dec. 9. Now through Jan. 26 at 5 p.m., zoogoers can go online to choose between four different name selections for the infant.

The nominees are:

  • Lolani
  • Keo
  • Kanoa
  • Rou
  • Jinzi

All of the choices are gender-neutral, as the sex of the baby is not yet known since it clings to its mother for several months after being born. Once voting closes, the baby's parents Parker and Milo will choose the ultimate winner through enrichment.

"This is the first baby for [Parker] and our male, Milo," the zoo wrote on Facebook. "The new family is doing well and is in the gibbon habitat daily!"

The contest is sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital. Those wishing to vote can do so here.

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