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Vote to name Toronto's trio of Capybara pups after Rush

Thu, Jun 1, 2017@9:05AM | comments

UPDATE - 6/20@11:29AM: Voting is now closed and the winner will be revealed this weekend. From the High Park Zoo website:

Voting has now closed. The results will be revealed and the most popular names will be given to our capybabies at a celebration at High Park Zoo on Saturday, June 24 at noon. Please join us for refreshments! Stay tuned for exciting updates - the results will also be posted online! ...

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Toronto's High Park Zoo celebrated the birth of a trio of capybara pups earlier this year. It's now time to choose a name for the pups so the Friends of the High Park Zoo have opened up an online poll to enlist the public's help. One of the possible name combinations given in the poll are "Alex, Geddy, Neil". From Exclaim!:

Rush's reverence in their home city of Toronto cannot be understated: the power trio have recently been awarded the Key to the City and have a city park named after members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. Now, the group have a chance to be further immortalized in having a trio of capybara cubs named in their honour. An online vote opened by Friends of the High Park Zoo lists "Alex, Geddy, Neil" as a combination of names for the cubs, who were born earlier this year. The poll says that "submissions from the public ranged from local landmarks to popular trios and adorable nicknames." The current list of voting options was culled from reviewing more than 12,600 other names, and includes other combinations such as "Mocha, Chino, Latte," "Babyface, Floyd, Dillinger," "Peanut, Butter, Jam" and "Snap, Crackle, Pop." ...

The voting period closes on June 19th, so go vote for Rush! The zoo is also accepting donations to shore up the living conditions of the capybaras, which you can find out more about here.