There's a new baby animal in town, and he needs a name.
Philadelphia Zoo and their partners at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children are asking for the public's help in naming the zoo's latest youngster: a male African hedgehog.
On the zoo's website, visitors can vote on their favorite of three possible names:
1. Dakota - Derived from the title of a Native American tribe, the name Dakota symbolizes families, communities and bloodlines.
2. Jasiri - The Swahili word for "brave," Jasiri is a tribute to the children battling illness at St. Christopher's.
3. Topher - Topher, was selected by the NICU staff at St. Christopher's to reference the hospital's name.
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The soon-to-be-named hoglet will be training this summer to join the Zoo on Wheels program, a traveling interactive animal show designed for young learners.