Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Baby Elephant at the Zoo Finally Gets a Name: Kenzi
By Melissa Meinzer
on Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 4:00 PM
As we reported last month
, the St. Louis Zoo was seeking public input on a name for their new baby elephant. The Asian elephant calf was born June 27th to Rani and Raja
, and weighed in at 297 pounds.
After she was born, zoo staff came up with four possible names and put it to a vote on the zoo's web site. The name Kenzi, which means "my treasure," beat out "June," "Zoe," and "Mya."
The internet has spoken! She shall be known as Kenzi.