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Pay to Name San Francisco's Baby Gorilla
SF Weekly ^

Posted on 10/01/2013 5:17:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Considering the amount of horrific news we've had to deliver to you this week, we thought it might help to lighten things up a bit -- help cleanse the palate.

So ... remember that baby gorilla San Francisco welcomed into the world this past summer? She doesn't have a name yet, which some readers might consider "bad news." But the good news is that you can help grace this little ape with an identity, at last.

According to the San Francisco Zoo, mom and dad gorilla (using their opposable thumbs?) narrowed the 850 name submissions down to three finalists: Malaika, which means "heavenly messenger" in Swahili; Kenura, which means "joy" in Kikuyu; and Kabibe, which means "little lady" in Swahili

Now, they just need you to pick one of those three.

The Zoo explains how this is name-off is going to work:

Vote for your favorite for $1 per vote. Feel strongly about your choice? Vote as many times as you like and encourage your friends to vote, too. All proceeds will go to gorilla care and conservation. Watch our home page and Facebook and Twitter for updates on this exciting voting race.

The nameless gorilla arrived in the world on July 17, 2013 weighing an adorable 5 pounds. She's reportedly been having a great time getting to know her six family members, and, like most human babies, she's also a huge fan of Sophie the Giraffe. In any event, see if this video inspires a name. Then go vote.


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1 posted on 10/01/2013 5:17:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I have a feeling this thread my not last......


2 posted on 10/01/2013 5:19:43 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: nickcarraway

Hussain


3 posted on 10/01/2013 5:20:14 PM PDT by TBall
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Okay I’ll try to be the first, who will pony up to name it Barry ?


4 posted on 10/01/2013 5:20:28 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

Me first! Michelle Ma Belle!


5 posted on 10/01/2013 5:21:22 PM PDT by lee martell
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Michelle


6 posted on 10/01/2013 5:23:43 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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Gayrilla


7 posted on 10/01/2013 5:24:21 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: nickcarraway

I kind of like, Baby Gorilla.


8 posted on 10/01/2013 5:24:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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9 posted on 10/01/2013 5:27:15 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Matthew 5:37)
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To: nickcarraway

Soebarkah or Hopey Changey!


10 posted on 10/01/2013 5:27:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: clintonh8r

WOOKIEE!


11 posted on 10/01/2013 5:29:52 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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Ben Dover


12 posted on 10/01/2013 5:33:10 PM PDT by lurk
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To: nickcarraway

You mean that gorilla has a MOM AND a DAD? How un-San Francisco.


13 posted on 10/01/2013 5:36:02 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: nickcarraway
Malaika, which means "heavenly messenger" in Swahili;

There was a little girl in my daughter's class with this name. prn Mah-LAKE-ah

14 posted on 10/01/2013 5:38:17 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: beethovenfan

Those names sound like the names blacks give their children nowadays. Isn’t it racist to have such names as the choices?????


15 posted on 10/01/2013 5:38:27 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (C)
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To: nickcarraway

“obama”


16 posted on 10/01/2013 5:38:42 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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Barack Hussein

But then I see others have beat me to it.

17 posted on 10/01/2013 5:39:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

I think they need to hold off on any naming until it can be determined if said gorilla is heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, metrosexual, polysexual, transsexual, or transgendered.

Or they could just call her Feinstein and be done with it.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 5:40:04 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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I think they should name her “Gomande” which is Zulu for “Daddy’s Little Money Maker”.


19 posted on 10/01/2013 5:40:30 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Nancy Lugosi

Translation: scary screaming witch with 10 facelifts.


20 posted on 10/01/2013 5:43:54 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: nickcarraway

When our granddaughter was about 3, we visited the zoo in Omaha. They have a wonderful gorilla exhibit. At the time they had a new born baby girl gorilla and in the middle of the exhibit we got to see her being rocked by a volunteer, diaper and rocking chair and baby toys and all. I stood there with the glass between us and the baby and the grandma with my granddaughter and this random little boy about the same age, she’s hispanic but he was a tow head. He said, “she looks just like my little sister.” My granddaughter nodded. All they saw was the babyness. Good memory.


21 posted on 10/01/2013 5:47:41 PM PDT by Mercat
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michelle? Please!!!!


22 posted on 10/01/2013 5:49:39 PM PDT by ronniesgal (who thought I would be agreeing with Putin????)
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To: nickcarraway

Nancy Pelosi?


23 posted on 10/01/2013 5:53:54 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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Obambarilla


24 posted on 10/01/2013 5:58:31 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: shankbear

LOL


25 posted on 10/01/2013 5:59:48 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: princess leah

I like Nancy. Only a lower primate would suggest passing a bill before we could read it and find out what’s in it.

SanFran Nan fits the Bill.

Literally!


26 posted on 10/01/2013 6:03:42 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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Gorilliqua


27 posted on 10/01/2013 6:13:36 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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Butch


28 posted on 10/01/2013 6:44:57 PM PDT by Figment
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Why would you pay to name Janet “Butch” Napolitano?


29 posted on 10/01/2013 7:01:21 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (A civilian forece funded and equal to the military ... Obama/DHS & Hitler/Gestapo & Stalin/KGB)
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To: Figment

Gomorrah...has been playing second fiddle to Sodom for too long.

Kind of has nice ring...Gomorrah the Gorilla


30 posted on 10/01/2013 7:02:00 PM PDT by petenmi
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