The San Francisco Zoo is now in the midst of a public naming contest for our 4-month old female western lowland gorilla. We have narrowed down over 850 name submission to three finalists. We are inviting the public to vote ($1 per vote) for their favorite of the three to support gorilla care and conservation at the Zoo. The finalist names are... Malaika, which means "heavenly messenger" in Swahili; Kenura, which means "joy" in Kikuyu; and Kabibe, which means "little lady" in Swahili. The final name will be announced when our infant goes on exhibit sometime during the next few months.