Friday, July 24, 2015

Brookfield Zoo holds naming contest for baby wolves

Posted July 23, 2015, 
by Jack Corrigan
Photo credit: Brookfield Zoo
Photo credit: Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society

BROOKFIELD, Ill. — The four baby Mexican gray wolves who were born at Brookfield Zoo in May got healthy reports during their first medical checkups – and now they just need names.

The zoo is hosting a contest on their website where the public can vote on their favorite names for the pups.

Voting began today at 1 p.m. and end on August 5th at 5 p.m.

The name options have all been chosen from the Spanish language, the wolves’ native region of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., and one after a prominent conservationist.

Nestor
Photo credit: Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society

This male has already been named named Nestor, in memory of Ernesta, a female wolf who lived at Brookfield Zoo before being released into the wild.

Mexican gray wolf puppy-f
Photo credit: Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society

The name options for this female pup are Magdelana, Artesia and Winona.

Mexican gray wolf puppy-m1
Photo credit: Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society

What should this male pup be named? Inigo, Fausto or Chavo?

Mexican gray wolf puppy-m2
Photo credit: Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society

And him? Coronado, Aldo or Hector?

Visitors can see the pups as they grow up, playing and exploring their habitat at the zoo’s Regenstein Wolf Woods.

Vote here at: http://www.czs.org/wolfnames

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