Some of these may require some thought or saying them out loud.
Julius Squeezer, Bal, Grip
See-more, Shorty, Bean-pole
Fernando, Dolly, Mama, Llarry, Llinda
Cuff, Chain, Smoky, Missing
(Keepers received a memo from the curator informing them that he did not like the name “Missing Lynx.” He requested that they change the name to avoid confusion. From that day on that lynx was known as “Avoid Confusion” or “AC” for short.)
Olivia de Javelina, Gregory Peccary, Cary Grunt
Rhatt Butler, Rat Masterson, Don Rattingly
Cluck Kent, Cluck Gable
Tasmanian Devil (commonly shortened to just “devil”)
Lil’, Sly, Red
My, Your, Right, Left, U, Cis, In, Pat, Re, Wes
(When U tern died she became known as No U tern.)
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It’s interesting to see that keepers the world over like to pick out unusual and exotic names for their animals. Three male Grevy’s zebras at the Dvur Kralove zoo in Czechoslovakia are named Bob, Sam, and Tony.