Cast a vote on the National Zoo\'s Facebook page to give this cute duo names.
WASHINGTON – They are cute as pups — maned wolf pups, that is. And they need names.
The National Zoo for the first time is turning to Facebook users to help name the duo, one male pup and one female pup. The pups are part of the first maned wolf litter born at the zoo’s Front Royal, Va., facility in early January.
Through March 30, people can vote for their favorite names. Staff at the zoo suggested four names for each of the pups.
Here are the names for the male pup:
Here are the names for the female pups:
The pups will help researchers learn how to maintain a self-sustaining population of maned wolves in human care.
There are about 20,000 maned wolves in the wild in central South America.
Read more on their birth and see more photos on the National Zoo’s website.
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