You Choose Her Name

The Zoo needs your help to name a very special new member of our animal family!

A female chimpanzee was born on Sunday, December 29, 2019, to 24-year-old chimpanzee Raven. The tiny new addition looks like a miniature version of her mom, with fluffy black hair covering most of her body. She spends nearly all of her time cradled in Raven’s arms, and Mom and baby have begun to spend short amounts of time in the indoor Chimp Forest habitat.


The Names

  • Corvina: Latin meaning “like a raven”
  • Morella: Title of short story by E.A. Poe
  • Lenore: Character in E. A. Poe’s The Raven
  • Kanoni: African origin meaning “little bird”
  • Violet: Latin for “purple”


First Name
Last Name
Choose your favorite baby name:

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Did you know? Chimpanzees are an endangered species and their population in the wild is declining. We are committed to finding ways to save these animals from extinction. In fact, great apes are one of the Zoo’s six Signature Animal Programs (SAPs). These programs tie exceptional in-house husbandry, medical care, research, and education programs to conservation action in the field. If you’d like to help us help the chimps, click here to donate!