The Como Zoo in St. Paul, Minn. will be unveiling its new baby orangutan to the public today, Feb. 5. Markisa, a 28 year-old Sumatran Orangutan, gave birth to the female orangutan on Jan. 7 at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.
While the naming contest for the newborn continues until Feb. 16, the community will now have the opportunity to put a name with the face.
The public is encouraged to choose the baby orangutan's name by donating money as a way of voting for their favorite -- the 3 name choices are:
Aanjay (pronounced On-jay) meaning unconquerable
Cinta (pronounced Chin-tah) meaning love
Kemala (pronounced Key-mala) meaning magic stone
Voting can be done in person at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Visitor Center or by visiting https://www.givemn.org/organization/Como-Friends
The Como Zoo will be revealing the winning name for the baby orangutan on Monday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.