May 11, 1996 in City

Seattle Zoo Names Baby Gorilla Nadiri

From Staff And Wire Reports

The baby gorilla at the Woodland Park Zoo has been named Nadiri.

The name, pronounced NAH’-dih-ree, means “rare” in the language of West Africa’s Hausa people.

The name was one of 53,000 submitted for the baby in a contest.

The winner, Jane MacPherson of Seattle, found the name in a book she checked out of the library titled “What to Name Your African Baby.” She won two airline tickets and a one-year pass to the zoo.

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