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Virginia Zoo: Newborn bongo needs a name

The Virginia Zoo is trying to decide on the name for a newly-born baby bongo. (Courtesy of the Virginia Zoo)

NORFOLK — The Virginia Zoo is asking for public input in naming a newly-born bongo.

The male calf was born on March 23 to parents Betty and Bob. The baby bongo weighs 50 pounds and is the sixth calf for his mother and second for his father, according to the Virginia Zoo.

The Virginia Zoo is asking the public to vote on four names that zookeepers have come up with for the bongo: Baxter, Blarney, Buster, and Bugs.

The last day to vote is March 27 at 3 p.m. Vote here.

The newborn bongo will be joining the family with two other adult female bongos and Joy, a female calf born December 2017. If you’d like to visit with him before voting on a name selection, you can find him in the African Okavango Delta exhibit.

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