Wellington Zoo asks public to help name baby capybaras

Two large rodents.
Photo credit: Facebook/Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo needs help naming its new cabybara babies, putting the giant rodents' monikers down to a vote.

The zoo welcomed twin girls four weeks ago and team members are now working out what to name them.

 There's eight options in total Elena, Talitha, Día, Luna, Dahlia, Olyra, Rhea and Lima. Members of the public can vote on their favourite names by commenting on Wellington Zoo's Facebook post.

A quick scan of the comments shows a lot of people are backing  Dia and Luna, as well as Rhea and Lima or Elena and Talitha.

Wellington City Council submitted a new name for consideration, "Capybarbara", which recieved two likes and a laughing reaction.

Voting closes at midnight on July 16.

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