The St. Louis Zoo announced that a name has been chosen for the baby elephant, Kenzi, which won with 69,406 (53.88%) votes. Runner up June received 40,683 votes (31.58%), Zoe received 12,249 votes (9.51%) and Mya received 6,438 votes (5%). Write-ins received .03% of the vote.
Updated 10:27 a.m. June 28 with naming contest information
It's a girl: The latest addition to the St. Louis Zoo is a bouncing baby elephant.
Recently, a kangaroo joey, then a rhino calf were born at the St. Louis Zoo. Now, adding to its collection of new little residents, the latest arrival is a Coquerelâ€™s sifaka, an endangered lemur species from Madagascar.
The baby was born at the Saint Louis Zooâ€™s Primate House on Jan. 9, 2011.
There's a new arrival to the world, and St. Louis.
A black rhinoceros calf was born at the St. Louis Zoo on Jan. 14. The "little" male weighs in at 120.5 pounds.
According to a press release,Â the Saint Louis Zooâ€™s black rhinos are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariumsâ€™ Black Rhino Species Survival Plan (SSP), a program to manage a genetically healthy population of black rhinos in North American zoos. Currently there are 60 black rhinos in 38 institutions.
The release also shares that this is the first black rhino calf to be born at the Zoo in 20 years.