Zoo Atlanta introduces infant gorilla Floyd!

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- The name of the newest and youngest addition to the western lowland gorilla at the Zoo Atlanta was announced on World Gorilla Day!

On September 24th, three produce-filled cakes, each baring a name, were placed in the gorilla habitat. Lulu, the infant gorilla's mother, chose the cake with Floyd written in peanut butter on it -- making it the "chosen name."

For more than a week Zoo Atlanta ran a campaign accepting potential names for the baby gorilla. The winning name was submitted by Kay Lie Tjauw who chose Floyd, which means "grey-haired as an homage to the fact that the infant will someday grow into a silverback, the term for a mature male gorilla."

The other names featured on cakes were Muhabura and DJ.

Baby Floyd is the grandson of the late Willie B. and a great-grandson of Ozzie, the oldest living male gorilla in the world.

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