Upstate Zoo Names Animal After Capital Region Location
A Syracuse zoo has picked an interesting method to name some of their animals -they're using New York city names. Guess what Capital Region, we have one of our own!
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is starting it's second season and this year's theme is "I Love New York" so they're using that theme to name their animals. They've had 11 New York State babies and the Capital Region even got a shout out.
Troy the baby San Clemente Island goat (and twin sister Verona) and two of the 11 new babies so far this year at the Syracuse zoo, according to the Times Union. They have five other siblings, with other names you may recognize: Savannah, Elmira, Sidney, Ithaca and Hamilton.
It's only May, so who knows, you may see a baby goat named Schenectady, Saratoga, and maybe even Schaghticoke (you never know!). Other newborns include a Sichuan takin calf named Windsor, Black Welsh Mountain lambs who are named Mumford and Aurora, and a Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake named Cicero.
Which animal do you think should get your city's name, if you could choose? How does the animal act?