Baby Naming Contest Fun ;)

There’s a new baby Siamang at the Virginia Zoo!  Baby still bonding with momma but was born at the end of June so still clinging to her, zookeepers unable to determine the sex of the new wee one.  Therefore they are asking for gender-neutral names in an auction fundraiser they’re sponsoring to name the new baby!  The adorable endangered ape is a tree-dwelling primate found throughout forests in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia — endangered due to loss of habitat and poaching for the thriving illegal pet trade globally.  Hunters kill the adults and take their babies to sell for pets.  The zoo is accepting bids at their auction through August 19th — highest bid gets to name the new little one.  Money raised goes to the conservation arm of the Virginia Zoo and endangered species programs around the world.