(AP) - A suburban Chicago zoo is asking for the public’s help in naming a
newborn gorilla. Brookfield Zoo officials said in a news release Tuesday the
female lowland gorilla was born in November. They say the infant is starting
to develop a personality, is vocalizing more and has started teething. But
she still needs a name.
The zoo has
narrowed the list of possibilities to four, and is inviting the public to
vote for their favorite on the zoo website.
The options are:
Amila, a river in the Republic of Congo, where lowland gorillas are native;
Amelia, which means “industrious leader;” Emma, after gorilla researcher
Emma Stokes and Nora, which means “honor” or “light.”
The winning name
will be announced March 4, when the gorilla will turn 4 months old.