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Des Moines zoo taking public vote on name for new seal pup

The newborn seal pup, right, touches noses with another seal (Courtesy: Blank Park Zoo)
The newborn seal pup, right, touches noses with another seal (Courtesy: Blank Park Zoo)(KCRG)
Published: Sep. 16, 2019 at 4:31 PM CDT
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A newborn seal pup needs a name--and anybody can help decide.

The Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines welcomed the birth of a female seal pup on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Zoo staff originally allowed the public to nominate names for the zoo's newest resident. Now, the list has been curated to four finalists.

Voters can choose between Rose, Desi, Lucy, or Penny.

Voting is open until Noon on Thursday, September 19. People can

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The zoo will announce the winning name on Tuesday, September 24.

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