Taipei Zoo launches online vote to name its first newborn gorilla

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/12
By:  Central News Agency

Tayari the gorilla with her baby (CNA, Taipei Zoo photo) 

Taipei Zoo started an online poll on Saturday for members of the public to choose a name for the first baby gorilla born at the zoo in its 106-year history.

People can choose from one of four names for the one-month old male gorilla — Ringo, Jabali, Kwanza, and Mapenzi – which were put forward by organizations involved in Taipei Zoo's gorilla conservation program, according to the zoo.

The Polish Office in Taipei, which helped to bring Diego, the father of the infant, to Taiwan in 2016, proposed the name Ringo, after a sports game in Poland.

Mapenzi, meanwhile, was put forward by the Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands, which sent the mother Tayari and another female gorilla to Taipei Zoo in 2019, in exchange for a male called Bao Bao.    [FULL  STORY]

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