Saskatoon zoo announces winning baby monkey name

Diego and Leah, two Goeldi monkeys at the Saskatoon Zoo and Forestry Farm, are parents to a baby girl. Jacqueline Wilson / Global News

The votes are in and the baby Goeldi monkey at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo has been named – Evy.

The name won by popular demand, after more than 1,000 votes were submitted online. The other choices were Laka, Zoila and Elena.

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Evy was born on Feb. 6, weighing just 56 grams, to parents Diego and Leah.

“We wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone that participated in selecting the name Evy for the newest member of the Goeldi troop,” zoo manager Tim Sinclair-Smith said in a press release.

“The name couldn’t be more fitting for this wonderful little animal, and she is settling into it well.”

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If you want to check out Evy and the whole family, the zoo is currently open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT.

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