Bronx Zoo Thanks Public for Its Support and Ask for Names

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NEW YORK (April 1, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo today thanked the public for its support and for the thousands who have offered help to name its Egyptian cobra. The zoo has joined the NY Daily News asking the public for suggestions.

The public is invited to submit suggestions at until Monday, April 4 at 1 p.m. EDT. The submission pool will then be narrowed down to five for public vote, to begin at 3 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 4. The public vote ends at 12:01 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 6.

The cobra’s name will be announced on Thursday, April 7. 

Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182;
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189;

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit  or call 718-367-1010.

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