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Chahinkapa Zoo announces name picked by public for baby alpaca

The name was voted on by the public on the zoo's Facebook page. Voters had four options to choose from that were offered up by zoo staff: Elsie, Belle, Ivory and Akari.

A small, white alpaca sits with feet curled under it.
This baby alpaca at the Chahinkapa Zoo needs a name.
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WAHPETON, N.D. — A baby female alpaca born Aug. 8 at Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton has been given a name: Elsie.

The name was voted on by people who commented on a post on the zoo's Facebook page. They received 425 comments.

Voters had four options to choose from that were offered up by zoo staff: Elsie, Belle, Ivory and Akari.

The new name was announced last week, along with the zoo's shortened hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until the park closes for the season on Oct. 23.

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