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Naples Zoo Bongo calf needs a name

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 14:37:51-05

NAPLES, Fla.-- The Naples Zoo has a new baby Bongo, and it needs a name.

First-time mother, three-year-old Bongo, Amara gave birth to the male calf at 2:25 A.M., Wednesday, January 23rd. He weighs about 40lbs and stands approximately 2-feet tall. The Bongo is a critically endangered species.

Now, there are three names you can choose from for the baby Bongo.

  • Mosi- Swahili for first born
  • Lozi- Swahili for almond, the bongos' favorite thing to browse
  • Bakari- Swahili for 'one who will succeed'

You can pick your favorite name, by clicking here.

Voting ends February 6th, 2019.