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Help Name the Infant Goeldi Monkey at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo

For immediate release: July 17, 2018 - 11:00am
CY18-155

The City is looking for your help to name the infant monkey at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo (Zoo)!  Proud parents, Diego and Leah, welcomed an infant female Goeldi monkey on May 27, weighing in at approximately 109 grams.

“It is always exciting to welcome a new addition to the Zoo,” said Tim Sinclair-Smith, Zoo Manager.  “Both baby and mother are doing well, and now it is time to select a name for the newest member of the troop.”

The Zoo has narrowed the selection down to four potential names, including:

  • Calli – short for Callimico, the species name;
  • Maku – an indigenous South American language;
  • Tupi – an indigenous South American language; and
  • Sofia – a common Brazilian girl’s name meaning wisdom.

“We want our citizens to have a special connection with this monkey and watch her grow throughout the years.  We are inviting the public to choose the final name by voting from the potential options,” says Sinclair-Smith.

To submit your vote, visit saskatoon.ca/zoo from Tuesday, July 17, to Tuesday, July 31.  The winning selection will be publicly announced on Wednesday, August 1.

The Goeldi and her parents are located in the monkey enclosure in the Kinsmen Children’s Zoo exhibit.  Citizens are encouraged to come and experience the cuteness for themselves.  The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Additional information regarding the Zoo can be found online at saskatoon.ca/zoo.