Some of my fondest memories come from going to the zoo. Even at 26 years old I still get embarrassingly excited to go look at all the animals at the zoo. I love the giraffes, the elephants, and if a zoo has penguins, I go nuts. I always wanted to be part of the action of the zoo.

I was also always fascinated at how they name all the animals. Well, the Ross Park Zoo now need YOUR help in naming a brand new addition to their animal family.

The zoo welcomed a healthy prehensile-tailed porcupette male on February 3, 2018 and now they need your help naming the little guy.

The names that you can vote on are: Lorenzo, Romeo, Spike, and Tamale.

It has always been a dream of mine to name a pet or animal after one of my favorite foods, so I am pretty partial to Tamale.

The winning name will be revealed on Friday March 16th.

To vote the new porcupine's name simply click here.

The Binghamton Zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton, NY. General admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-11. The admissions booth is open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily and the zoo closes at 5:00 pm. For more information, call (607) 724-5461 or visit the zoo website at

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