It's Zuri! Baby elephant at Utah zoo gets name

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The newest resident of Utah's Hogle Zoo finally has a name.

The zoo says the clear winner was Zuri, which means adorable or beautiful. Nearly 10,000 ballots were cast and among five choices, Zuri picked up nearly half the votes.

The zoo welcomed the African elephant calf on Aug. 10. She is the first baby for 23-year-old Christie and the first African elephant born at the zoo.

Zuri made her first appearance before the general public on Friday.

The zoo also has launched a blog featuring regular updates on baby Zuri.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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