The National Zoo needs your help in selecting names for three new ferrets.
The adorable black-footed kits were born on May 16th, but they haven't been named. People can go online to the zoo website and cast one vote per day for the names of their choice.
Three name options are being considered for each ferret. Voting will be open through Sunday.
Voting to name the female kit will be hosted on the Zoo’s website, one male kit will be named by current Smithsonian’s National Zoo members via an e-newsletter poll, and the other male will be named by players of the Zoo’s educational mobile game, Zoo Guardians.
The winning names will be announced July 27.
The name choices for the female kit are:
- Americana: Many prairie species’ scientific names includeamericana
- Aster: A purple flower native to the American prairie
- Prairie Rose: A species of rose native to central North America
The name choices for the male kit named by Smithsonian’s National Zoo members are:
- Albus: In honor of the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhychus albus), an endangered fish
- Cupido: In honor of the greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)
- Swifty: In honor of the swift fox
The name for the male kit named by Zoo Guardians players are:
- Aspen: Short for “quaking aspen”—a plant native to the American prairie
- Cottonwood: A plant native to the American prairie
- Falco: In honor of the prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus)
Source: National Zoo