(AP) - A four-month-old baby gorilla at Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago now
has a name after the public cast thousands of votes.
The zoo asked for
public input for two weeks, and 70,000 votes later they’ve gone with the
Nora is a female
gorilla born last November to Koola, her 18-year-old mother. The name means
“honor” or “light.”
The name received
more than half the total votes. Other names considered for the infant
gorilla included Alima, Amelia, and Emma.
Craig Demitros is
the associate curator of primates for the Chicago Zoological Society. He
says Nora is becoming more aware of her surroundings, but is always in
contact with her mother.
Demitros says that
in coming months, Nora will start riding her mother’s back and exploring on