Zoo New England Holds Baby Hippo Naming Contest


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — An endangered baby pygmy hippopotamus was born at the Franklin Park Zoo last month, and they still haven't given him a name.

Zoo New England is now auctioning off the right to name the newest addition to their hippo family, who was born to mom Cleopatra and dad Inocencio on October 5th.

"After spending a few weeks bonding behind the scenes, Cleo and her calf recently made their exhibit debut inside the Tropical Forest where guests have delighted in seeing the pair," the zoo said.

The contest to name the baby hippo runs through November 29th.

Proceeds from the auction will be going to Zoo New England’s "All for Our Animals Fund," which supports critical animal care at the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe reports:

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