The baby gibbon at Assiniboine Park Zoo is no longer nameless.
The zoo announced Wednesday that Salju was the popular choice from an online public vote. The name is an Indonesian word meaning snow, which is perfectly on-brand for an animal living at Winnipeg’s zoo.
The nearly four-month-old has been living indoors since being born on February 4 to parents Maya and Samson.
The two other name choices in the online poll were Kadali, a south-east Asian name that means “banana tree,” and Perdana, Malay/Indonesian word meaning “prime” or “first.”
The zoo will be educating visitors about the adorable gibbon family this weekend during its Zoo Chats series.
The votes are in and Baby Gibbon is named! We’re happy to introduce Salju! ? Salju is an Indonesian word meaning snow. ? Join us this weekend for Zoo Chats where you can learn about this adorable family and how mom and dad care for growing Salju. Photo by Lorne Sunley pic.twitter.com/iOUHT5YrUK
— Assiniboine Park Zoo (@assiniboinezoo) May 1, 2019