Choose your favorite name by voting online at stlzoo.org, www.facebook.com/stlzoo, www.twitter.com/stlzoo, www.Instagram.com/stlzoo or www.pinterest.com/stlzoo. Votes may also be submitted in person at the North Entrance Zoo Welcome Desk or by mailing a "Vote for the Baby Orangutan Name" postcard with your name, address and your top choice to Name the Baby Orangutan, Saint Louis Zoo, #1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63110.
Voting closes at midnight Jan. 16.
The winning name will be announced during a baby shower from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 19 at Jungle of the Apes. Merah will also receive gifts and share a cake during her baby shower. Visitors may bring gifts to help in the day-to-day care of the orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas. Gifts may include heavy fleece blankets, sheets and towels; paper grocery or paper lunch bags; DVDs of cartoons and nature shows; sturdy plastic cups and bowls; jumbo Legos; and gift cards to Otto Environmental, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Petco or PetSmart.
The new Sumatran orangutan was born Dec. 14, 2014, to mother Merah and father Cinta, at the zoo's Jungle of the Apes. The baby orangutan is not currently on view.
The Saint Louis Zoo is located at One Government Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63110.From the calendar