WASHINGTON – What do you call a baby howler monkey at the National Zoo?
That’s the question zoo officials are trying to answer, and they’re appealing to fans of their Facebook page for help.
A poll presents four name options that the zoo says best reflect the baby monkey’s traits, personality and characteristics:
The zoo’s Facebook fans can vote until noon on Friday, exactly three months after the baby monkey’s birth on March 22.
A unique voice box and a large hyoid bone in the thick necks of howler monkeys enable them to cut through up to three miles of dense forest with one rumbling growl, warning competitors in the area to stay clear of leaves, flowers and fruit, according to the zoo. Howler monkeys earned the title of loudest monkey in the Western Hemisphere because of these growls.
Watch a video featuring the zoo’s new monkey addition below:
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