Zoo announces name for baby rhino

Posted at: 11/26/2012 6:26 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski, KOB.com

The latest addition to the Albuquerque Zoo has a name.

The zoo held a contest on Facebook to name the baby rhino that arrived in Albuquerque over a week ago.

With over 500 votes cast, "Chopper" is the name that fans selected.

It will be a few more months before zoo visitors can see Chopper - he's being kept behind the scenes for a while - but the zoo will be posting updates on Facebook.

According to zoo officials, Chopper currently weighs 214 pounds and is gaining two to three pounds a day.