Naming Contest Launched For New Zoo Arrivals

Two Sichuan takin males born at Lincoln Park Zoo

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013  |  Updated 5:22 PM CDT
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The takins calfs were born one week apart.

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The Lincoln Park Zoo is seeking the community's input in naming their two newest animals.

The Sichuan takin males were recently born one week apart at the zoo.

Takins goat-antelopes are native to the mountains of China, which is why zoo officials have picked six Mandarin names for the public to choose from. The list of names and the survey is listed on the zoo's web site.

The results will be announced February 20 on the Zoo's Facebook page.

The baby takin males share a father, 6-year-old Quanli, and different mothers.

Five-year-old Mei Li, who was also born at the Lincoln Park Zoo, gave birth on Jan. 31, and Jinse, 8, welcomed her calf on Feb. 9.

The family of five are the only takins at the zoo.

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