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Akron Zoo needs help naming a baby penguin and a musk deer

Posted at 9:47 AM, Jul 25, 2018

The Akron Zoo is asking for the public's help in naming two adorable additions to the zoo.

A Humboldt penguin chick was hatched on June 1 and a Siberian musk deer fawn was born on June 13. Since their introduction into the world, zookeepers have been busy preparing them for their big debuts.

The zoo is holding a naming contest that runs through August 8 at noon. 

Five name options were each given for the penguin and the musk deer.

Name options for the penguin:

  • Guanay– Guanay cormorants provide the most the guano for nesting penguins in Peru.
  • Junio—meaning June.
  • Maximo—meaning the greatest
  • Pacific—for the Pacific Ocean
  • Rico— meaning brave ruler

Name options for musk deer

  • Alina—meaning beautiful
  • Katia— meaning clean, pure
  • Lika— meaning angel, messenger
  • Nadia— meaning full of promises
  • Svetlana—meaning she who shines brightly

Put in your vote here