Our keeper and vet staff recently discovered that our 4-month old siamang is a BOY, and now we need your help to pick an amazing name for him! Cast your vote for your favorite name below by making a donation of your choosing (minimum $5). All funds raised through this contest will go towards the Virginia Zoo’s Enrichment Fund, which provides valuable mental and physical enrichment items for all the animals in our care.

Rules for voting: A minimum donation of $5 is required to cast your vote. Each dollar donated counts as one vote towards your favorite name.


The name Finn represents ‘finale’. Malana is an experienced mother with 5 births under her belt, and this will likely be her last baby as she is considered a senior animal at 35 years old!


The name Cricket represents a neat historical event which happened on the baby’s birthdate of March 15. The first-ever international test cricket match was played in Australia on March 15, 1877.


The name Darwin represents Charles Darwin, who transformed the way we understand the natural world. This name would stay on-theme with the baby’s brother, Lovejoy, who is also named after an important scientist.