"Violet" surges to finish in zoo's lemur-naming contest

A lemur by any other name is still a lemur, but the newest female ring-tailed lemur at the David Traylor Zoo is also a Violet. 


Zoo director Lisa Keith was on Tuesday's Newsmaker to announce the results of the recent naming contest.  She says "Violet" surged, in the last week, to overtake "Luna".  Zoo patrons had been casting their "votes" with donations at the Mission Madagascar exhibit.  Keith says the voters were waiting until the deadline before making a final push for "Violet".



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"Violet" pulled in nearly $259 of the over $625 raised.  "Luna" raised over $135.  Keith says there were a lot of flower names suggested, out of the over 325 names, since Rose and Lily were voted on last time.  


"Violet" was submitted by:  Beth Jackson; Linda Lawrence; Sharon Tidwell; Edward Curtis; and Valerie (last name not submitted). Keith says Violet is now 5 months old and is doing well.

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