Oregon Zoo Wants Help in Naming Baby Elephant

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"Babar" is already taken. So is "Dumbo." But keep brainstorming.

Momma elephant Rose-Tu's baby boy was born Aug. 23 but the little Asian elephant still doesn't have a name — and the Oregon Zoo in Portland is asking for your help in choosing one.

The public is asked to vote online at www.oregonzoo.org for the favorite finalists, as whittled down by the zoo's staff, The Oregonian reported.

Votes will be accepted through 5 p.m. Thursday, and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Among the choices, according to the paper:

• Amul, which in Hindi means priceless.

• Bao, which means precious treasure in Chinese.

• Duc, Vietnamese for good, moral.

• Hugo-Tu, a name that would pay homage to the calf's mother Rose-Tu and maternal grandfather, Hugo, which is Germanic for mind, heart or spirit; Tu means tree in Vietnamese

• Samudra, Hindi for lord of the ocean, since the baby elephant loves baths.

The zoo doesn't name all its animals, but spokeswoman Linda D'Ae-Smith told The Oregonian that the online vote is a way for visitors to connect with the little elephant.

Zoo officials have described the calf as a "good eater."

The baby now weighs more than 300 pounds.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.