BROOKFIELD, Ill. — After two weeks and almost 30,000 votes, the results are in for the naming contest of Brookfield Zoo’s new Mexican grey wolf pups.
The names that got the most votes for the two males are Inigo, a Spanish name meaning “fiery,” and Aldo, after conservationist and environmentalist Aldo Leopold. The female pup was named Magdalena, after a village in New Mexico.
One male pup had already been named Nestor by the zoo’s staff, in memory of Ernesta, a female wolf who lived in the zoo from 2010-2012 before being released into the wild.
Visitors can see the now 10-week-old puppies in their habitat at the zoo’s Regenstein Wolf Woods.