Philadelphia Zoo Needs Help Naming Their New Sloth Bear Cub

Philadelphia Zoo Needs Help Naming Their New Sloth Bear Cub

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Philadelphia, PASloth Bear Cub - The Philadelphia Zoo is asking the public to help decide the name of their brand-new sloth bear cub. Choosing from a list of proposed names put together by the cub’s keepers, voters can vote for their favorite name.

Philadelphia Zoo Invites Public to Help Choose Name for Sloth Bear Cub

Voting will begins on Thursday, April 16th, at 3:00 pm and is going to go through Thursday, April 23rd, at 11:59 pm.

With sloth bears being indigenous to the lowland forests of India, as well as Sri Lanka, the names selected are from the Hindi language. Voters may decide from the following list of names with the meanings below:

  • Keematee - Means Precious
  • Rahi - Bringer of spring or traveler
  • Kelani - A river in Sri Lanka means The Heavens
  • Kali - A river in Nepal means Terrific

Guests may vote as often as they want, at

Philadelphia Zoo is home to three sloth bears in addition to the cub: 6-year-old dad Bhalu, 7-year-old mom Kayla, and 13- year-old Balawat.                                                          

For more important information or to contribute to the SPRING BACK fund visit, Stay connected through Facebook: PhiladelphiaZoo; Instagram: @PhiladelphiaZoo; Twitter: @PhillyZoo.

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