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Fort Worth Zoo Announces Winning Name for Baby Gorilla

One election wrapped up in Tarrant County Thursday as the Fort Worth Zoo announced the winning name of its baby gorilla.

The newest male lowland gorilla — listed as critically endangered — was officialy named Augustus, "Gus," Thursday morning.

Zoo officials had narrowed hundreds of nominations down to four:

  • Mosi - Swahili for first born. Also a blend of his parents' names, Elmo and Gracie.
  • Grover - A Sesame Street name, like his father
  • Crockett - After Davy Crockett
  • Augustus - Meaning great, or magnificent.

The public was able to vote for the baby's name through Wednesday.

Online: Fort Worth Zoo - Name the Gorilla

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