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Shedd Aquarium wants you to name their new dolphin

‘name the baby dolphin’ CONTEST

Updated: September 21, 2012 12:02PM

The Shedd Aquarium
recently welcomed a
Pacific White-sided dolphin to its Chicago family. Now it is time to give him a name.

Starting Monday, you will be able to help the Shedd Aquarium name its new dolphin calf by voting in the “Name the Baby Dolphin” contest co-sponsored by NBC-Ch. 5 and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Voters (one vote per day per IP address) will get to choose from five names (see below), all based on the language of the Tlingit, indigenous people in coastal Southeast Alaska and western Canada where Pacific White-sided dolphins are found.

Each name will also be adopted by a local school.
Vote for your favorite name:

Kisaani (kihs-AH-nee); translation: boy

Kusook (COO-sook); translation: play

Atshi (AHT-shee); translation: music or singing

Sagu (SAH-goo); translation: joy

Kann (kahn); translation: dolphin

The contest runs through Oct. 12. To cast your vote, visit

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