Help Metro Richmond Zoo choose name for baby pygmy hippo

Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 12:08 PM EST
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - After receiving thousands of recommendations, Metro Richmond Zoo needs your help choosing a name for its newest pygmy hippo.

The baby hippo was born just before Christmas, and the zoo says she is growing fast!

Here’s a list of the finalists:

  • Petunia
  • Dumplin’
  • Penelope
  • Holly
  • Gayla
  • Olive

The poll closes Sunday, Jan. 22 at 11:59 p.m. and the name will be announced the following week.

To vote for your favorite name, click here.