Help the Va. Zoo Name a Siamese Crocodile

Photo Courtesy: Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo needs your help naming one of their two female, Siamese crocodiles in the World of Reptiles exhibit!

They’re hosting a fundraiser contest to name the crocodile, as part of their Croctober holiday. The Zoo plans to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Madras Crocodile Trust of Cambodia.

All you need is $1 to vote online. You can submit your own name idea or choose one of the names suggested by some of the Zoo Keepers (Slim, Barbie or Makara, a crocodile-like creature from Hindu/Buddhist mythology).

The contest opens up on Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. and will end on Oct. 31 at 12 p.m. You can vote more than once, but each vote will cost you $1. The winning name with the most votes will be announced on Halloween.

The Zoo obtained the Siamese crocodiles back in July from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. They are working with the Species Survival Plan to reach conservation goals of the species.

According to the Zoo’s website, less than 1,000 of these crocodiles remain in the wild due to the commercial hunting of their skins.

The older of the Zoo’s Siamese crocodiles was named Shadie at their annual Zoo To Do event.


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