Oregon Zoo Begins Vote For Baby Elephant Name

OPB | Dec. 3, 2012 2:21 p.m. | Portland

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Oregon Zoo's new baby elephant.

Oregon Zoo's new baby elephant.

Michael Durham / Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo officials are asking the public to vote on five potential names for the baby elephant who was born to Rose-Tu last week.

Zookeepers have selected the following names to choose from.  The baby elephant’s name will be announced Monday, Dec. 10.

The choices are:

  • Jaidee (Thai for “good-hearted”)
  • Sirikit (name for Thai royalty, literal meaning is “glorious”)
  • Rakhi (Sanskrit for “love/bond between siblings”)
  • Lily (following the flower theme of mom’s name, Rose-Tu, or Rose for short)
  • Siddhi (Sanskrit for “perfection”; wife of Ganesha)

The Asian elephant was born Nov. 30 and weighed 300 pounds.

Votes will be accepted until Sunday, December 9 at 5 p.m. at the zoo’s website.

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