Oakland Zoo hosts naming contest for baby baboon

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
first male baboon born at Oakland Zoo
This first male baboon born on April 1, 2015 at the Oakland Zoo needs a name. (KGO-TV)

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Here is your chance to name one of the Oakland Zoo's baby baboons.

The little baboon has become the first-ever male baboon born there. He was born alongside his sister "Kabili" last month. The name Kabili means to be honest or brave.

The zoo is hosting a naming contest for the baby boy and the public has three Swahili names to choose from. They are:

Muriu -- meaning son

Maliki -- meaning king

Mazi -- meaning sir

Check out the Oakland Zoo's website to enter.