SACRAMENTO, CA—Saying that entries would be accepted from the public until the April 4 due date, officials from the Sacramento Zoo launched a contest this week to name the baby of the zoo’s pregnant gift shop cashier, Ashley Munson.
“Everyone here at the Sacramento Zoo is excited for Ashley’s first child to arrive, and we wanted to share that excitement with the community by allowing zoo patrons to help us name her baby,” said zoo spokesperson William Fuentes, adding that after the offspring is born to the $10.50-per-hour employee, a winning name will be selected and announced on the zoo’s website, and its author will be awarded two free tickets to the zoo plus an opportunity to have their picture taken alongside the newborn.
“We want you to have fun, be creative, and be sure to check out our Twitter and Facebook pages daily to vote on your favorite names. And of course, come by the Sacramento Zoo gift shop to visit the expectant mom, or take a stroll over to the nearby churro stand to see the father, Mike.”
According to initial online voting, the current frontrunning names are “Bobo” and “Steph Curry.”