Name baby gorilla at the Buffalo Zoo

Posted at 3:58 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 15:58:41-04

Zoo keepers at the Buffalo Zoo have finally been able to get close to enough to find out the gender of their new baby gorilla and... it's a boy!

Now zoo keepers are asking for the public's help in naming him. There are three options:

  1. Kayin (means "celebrated child" in the Yoruba language.)
  2. K.J. (Koga Jr.)
  3. Mossaka (a city in the Republic of Congo. Nickname "Mo.")

Click here to vote.

The baby was born on January 10 to mother, 18-year-old Sydney, and father, 28-year-old Koga. Sydney was so protective of her baby that until now, zoo keepers have not been able to get close enough to find out whether the baby was a boy or a girl.

The zoo will announce the winning name during their "APEril" Zooper Saturday event on April 2.