The Assiniboine Park Zoo is looking for help naming the newest member of its gibbon family — the young primate, believed to be male, was born March 10.
The zoo has shortlisted four names for the new gibbon, all starting with the letter 'M' in honour of its mother Maya and grandfather Mel who both lived at the Assiniboine Zoo. Two names are music-related in reference to the gibbons vocalizations, which are sometimes referred to as "singing."
Voters can choose from the names: Mozart (after the famed composer), Merrick (meaning fame, power or ruler), Mele (a Hawaiian song or chant) or Manas (meaning intelligence or mind).
Voters have until April 11 to cast a ballot in the online naming poll and results will be shared on social media April 12.