Baby chimp looking for 'amazing' name

Author
Jacqui Stanford,
Publish Date
Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 6:54AM
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Baby chimp looking for 'amazing' name

Author
Jacqui Stanford,
Publish Date
Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 6:54AM

No monkey business, a serious name is needed for Hamilton Zoo's new baby.

A chimp born in February, to much excitement, still doesn't have a name.

The public is being asked to putting thinking caps on and come up with something fitting for the two-month-old girl.

Zoo spokesman Dave Smart says she is a beautiful little critter who needs a name that isn't western like most of her family, which includes Lucy, Luka, Lucfier and Sally.

"What we're looking for is a name that comes from, or has a nod to Central or Western Africa, which is the chimpanzee's natural habitat."

The two-month-old was born to parents Sanda and Luka.

Smart said she is growing well and is already a popular addition.

"She's beautiful and amazing and we love her dearly, and we're hoping for a really amazing name to be chosen by someone."

The winner will get an annual zoo pass so they can visit the chimp they named as much as they like.