Wednesday, September 4 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-09-04 15:38:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Zoo is celebrating something that has not happened at the zoo in more than a decade. A snow leopard cub was born July 19. Snow leopards are highly endangered, making this birthMore >>
The Memphis Zoo is celebrating something that has not happened at the zoo in more than a decade. A snow leopard cub was born July 19.
INSIDE: Photo gallery and videos of new cub More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Action News 5 is partnering with Memphis Zoo to give you the opportunity to help name its new snow leopard cub.
You will be able to vote on the cub's name until 12 p.m. on September 20.
Choose the name you like best from the following list and cast your vote via text (scroll down for instructions) or vote in our online poll (which can be found in the upper right-hand corner of this article for web users).
Billy - In memory of Billy Wharf, a Memphis Zoo welder who passed away shortly after the cub's birth
Worf - In memory of Billy Wharf, but Star Trek-ized due to the cub's vaguely Klingon forehead markings.
Baofengxue - (pronounced Bow-FUNG-shweh) Chinese word for "blizzard." Would be called "Bau" or "Bowser."
Dudh - (pronounced 'dude') Nepali word meaning "milk." Taken from a list of words and names provided by a keeper's friend from Nepal. Speaks to the cub's obvious love of milk, given how round and well-fed he is.
Taza - Kazakh name meaning "clear." Nicknamed "Taz" as we anticipate he will be quite the devil.
TEXT TO VOTE INSTRUCTIONS: (Standard text message rates do apply)
Text SNOW to 90105 for the list of names, then text the name you would like to vote for!
Or you can text the keyword for the name you prefer to 90105:
Text BILLY to 90105 to vote for Billy. Text WORF to 90105 to vote for Worf. Text BOWSER to 90105 to vote forBàofÄ“ngxuÄ›. Text DUDH to 90105 to vote for Dudh. Text TAZA to 90105 to vote for Taza.
TWEET TO VOTE INSTRUCTIONS:
Tweet the keyword (listed above) with a hashtag to @ActionNews5 (Example: Hey @ActionNews5, I'm voting for #BILLY)
We will announce the winning name once the naming contest closes on September 20.
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:55:31 GMT
A Cirrus SR22 recreational plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, about 50 miles from Wallops Island, Va. The Coast Guard reported one person was on board.A Coast Guard team from Elizabeth City,More >>
A Cirrus SR22 recreational plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, 51 miles southeast of Chincoteague Island, Va. The Coast Guard reported one person was on board.More >>
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