April 15, 2009
Name the Baby Orangutan!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 21–year-old Sumatran orangutan, Sumagu, gave birth to a male orangutan baby on February 19. Now it's time to give this little guy a name and you can help!
Of the four preliminary names selected by Primate World staff at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you can vote for the name you think best fits the baby orangutan. Zoo staff chose the Indonesian names based on the baby’s personality and characteristics. To see the name choices and to vote, visit our website.
Ten finalists will be selected by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from all eligible entries and notified to attend the name selection celebration on Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Zoo’s Primate World building. After the little orangutan’s new name is announced, one finalist name will be drawn to win the Grand Prize of a special behind-the-scenes Zoo experience for the winner and five close friends.
Deadline for voting in Monday, May 4 at 5 p.m.