Announcing the Names

Help name the two baby takins at the zoo's Antelope and Zebra Area.

Fans voted to name the two baby takins at the zoo's Antelope and Zebra Area.

Which Names Did You Choose?

After a week of voting, the names for Lincoln Park Zoo’s two new baby Sichuan takins are in! Xing Fu (“happy good fortune”) and Mengyao (“superior handsomeness”) are the handles you picked for the two little trotters. The names were neck and neck, with Xing Fu taking in 196 of 760 total votes and Mengyao winning 186.

Yen Li (“calming and strength”), Temur Khan (“blessed iron ruler”), Chen Li (“morning strength”) and Ming Hoa (“shining elite”) were the runners up, receiving 133, 114 91 and 44 votes respectively. All the names are Mandarian, reflecting the species’ Chinese roots.

The vote totals for the takin naming poll.

The newly named babies are doing well with the rest of the herd at the Antelope & Zebra Area. The little ones continue to explore and play under the watchful eyes of moms Jinse and Mei Li and dad Quanli. Be sure to visit soon to see them!


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Watch the Baby Takins

Baby Takins at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo
There's a double dose of play in Lincoln Park Zoo's Antelope & Zebra Area, where the Sichuan takin herd has welcomed two babies!