LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles zoo officials want some help in naming its new baby kangaroo.
Visitors to the zoo between now and April 26 can take a picture of the new Western gray kangaroo and post it on Instagram or Twitter, along with the suggested name and the hashtag “#NameOurRoo.” The photo can also be uploaded to www.LAZooBabies.org.
The grand prize winner of the naming contest will receive a GoPro HERO4 camera, valued at $399, and a $165 family deluxe-level zoo membership. Two runner-ups will receive a $126 Family level zoo membership. Contest rules can be found at www.lazoo.org/NameOurRoo.
Meanwhile, as part of its “Meet the Babies” program, the zoo will provide visitors with activity guides mapping out its exhibits featuring baby animals, include Rosie the Hippo, a giraffe, five chimpanzees, a pair of otters, a howler monkey, a koala, a pronghorn, a sifaka and a piranha.
The baby animal activities are aimed at highlighting the zoo’s endangered and vulnerable species breeding programs, zoo officials said.
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