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ONLY ON 5: Vote to name Memphis Zoo's snow leopard cub

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Action News 5 is partnering with Memphis Zoo to give you the opportunity to help name its new snow leopard cub.

You will be able to vote on the cub's name until 12 p.m. on September 20.

Choose the name you like best from the following list and cast your vote via text (scroll down for instructions) or vote in our online poll (which can be found in the upper right-hand corner of this article for web users).

Billy - In memory of Billy Wharf, a Memphis Zoo welder who passed away shortly after the cub's birth

Worf - In memory of Billy Wharf, but Star Trek-ized due to the cub's vaguely Klingon forehead markings.

Baofengxue - (pronounced Bow-FUNG-shweh) Chinese word for "blizzard." Would be called "Bau" or "Bowser."

Dudh - (pronounced 'dude') Nepali word meaning "milk." Taken from a list of words and names provided by a keeper's friend from Nepal. Speaks to the cub's obvious love of milk, given how round and well-fed he is.

Taza - Kazakh name meaning "clear." Nicknamed "Taz" as we anticipate he will be quite the devil.

TEXT TO VOTE INSTRUCTIONS:
(Standard text message rates do apply)

Text SNOW to 90105 for the list of names, then text the name you would like to vote for!

Or you can text the keyword for the name you prefer to 90105:

Text BILLY to 90105 to vote for Billy.
Text WORF to 90105 to vote for Worf.
Text BOWSER to 90105 to vote for BàofÄ“ngxuÄ›.
Text DUDH to 90105 to vote for Dudh.
Text TAZA to 90105 to vote for Taza.

TWEET TO VOTE INSTRUCTIONS:

Tweet the keyword (listed above) with a hashtag to @ActionNews5 (Example: Hey @ActionNews5, I'm voting for #BILLY)

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We will announce the winning name once the naming contest closes on September 20.

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