Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mayoral pandamonium set for zoo?

So, I normally don't like this cute stuff, but, heh, you'll see why I'm running this one as it:

The nominations are in, and it’s time to choose names for Knoxville Zoo’s red panda cubs!  After receiving more than 1,000 submissions, the zoo has narrowed the field to four pairs of finalists.  Now it’s up to the public to vote on what the male and female siblings will be officially christened.  

You can read the entire release, right smack here
The naming options are:
  • Tabei and Tenzing (some first pioneers to reach the summit of Mount Everest)
  • Madeline and Tim (I am not making this up!)
  • Shyla and Beaumont (something to do with the Smoky Mountains and East Tennessee)
  • Summitt and Neyland (in honor of Pat Summitt and General Robert Neyland)
Voting ballots are $1 each and votes can be cast online right smack here or in person at the zoo.  The first pair of names to reach the $5,000 mark or receive the highest number of votes by Friday, September 13, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. will be chosen as the cubs’ official names.  All funds raised will go to support Knoxville Zoo’s world-renowned red panda conservation program.    

I betcha Lord McIntyre is upset right, and Tom Ingram is probably getting a little nervous.


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