Name the Baby Bears Contest!

Wed April 6 - Fri April 22, 2022
Names

Inti

Vote for Inti

VOTES: 45

Raymi

Vote for Raymi

VOTES: 42

Kuna

Vote for Kuna

VOTES: 18

Asiri

Vote for Asiri

VOTES: 31

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If you haven’t already heard, the Salisbury Zoo's Andean Bears, Chaska and Pinnochio, gave birth to two baby boys on January 16! Now that the world has met the little ones, we need your help in picking the perfect names for them.

 

In keeping with the naming tradition of our bears, our Zoo keepers picked four names from the Quechua language as options for the bear cubs. The Quechua language is used throughout the central Andes Mountains, including Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia, Peru, and Chile. The name of their mother, Chaska, means “bright star,” and their brother’s, Sinchi, means “strong.”

 

The two names with the most votes will become the names of our new babies! You can vote for your favorite names by clicking the VOTE button. Each vote is a $5 donation to the Salisbury Zoo and is tax deductible. The proceeds of the vote go to help fund the Salisbury Zoo's Andean bear program.

 

You can vote as many times as you wish. The names will be revealed on April 23rd, 2022!

 

Name                 What it Means

Inti                      Sun

Raymi                 Celebration

Asiri                    Smile

Kuna                   To Give

 

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1 st

Inti

45

VOTES

2 nd

Raymi

42

VOTES

3 rd

Asiri

31

VOTES

4 th

Kuna

18

VOTES

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