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The Indianapolis Zoo wants your help naming their new baby dolphin

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 10:20:03-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Zoo has a new baby dolphin and they want your help with deciding what his name will be.

On August 27, the zoo's 18-year-old bottlenose dolphin Kalei gave birth to her second calf.

READ | Indy Zoo welcomes new baby dolphin

"The energetic newborn is nursing well and continues to grow," the zoo said in a release ."He currently weighs 66 pounds, which is nearly double what he weighed at birth."

Now that he's a month old, the new baby needs a name and the zoo is hoping you can help them decide what it will be.

The choices have been narrowed down to the top three and voting will take place starting at noon on Wednesday October 2 until noon on Wednesday October 9.

The name choices are:

  • August, for the month of the baby’s birth
  • Leo, which symbolizes grandeur and courage
  • Maui, a demigod from Polynesian mythology.

Voting will take place exclusively on the Indianapolis Zoo’s Facebook page.

Facebook users can vote once per day and one lucky Zoo fan who votes will be chosen at random to receive an Indianapolis Zoo prize pack, including four Zoo admission passes and a dolphin plush.

The new name will be announced on Thursday, October 10.