Dublin Zoo want you to name their new baby gorilla, and there's a prize for the winner
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Dublin Zoo want you to name their new baby gorilla, and there's a prize for the winner

A BABY gorilla born in Dublin Zoo in October is so far still without a name-- but that's about to change.

The zoo are bringing back their popular naming competition and are asking the public to choose a name for the sixth member of the 'Gorilla Rainforest', a baby born on October 12th to mother Vana and father Bangui.

The new arrival shares his father with a female baby gorilla, Asali, who was born in the Zoo in April and whose name was also chosen by the public.

The baby with his mother, Vana (Dublin Zoo)
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The so-far-unnamed baby is a western lowland gorilla, a critically endangered species originating from Central Africa, so the zoo have urged people to do their research and choose a name of African origin.

The competition is open until the 7th of January 2020, and people of all ages are encouraged to apply using their name, email, name suggestion and the reason for their choice.

What's in a name? The public have been asked to name the new arrival (Dublin Zoo)

Best of all, the person who chooses the winnng name will receive a fairly cool prize-- a free family day pass to Dublin Zoo!

(Plus, for the rest of your life you'll be able to brag about how you named an adorable western lowland baby gorilla-- just how many people can say that?)

For more information or to enter the competition, you can visit Dublin Zoo's website here.

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