Baby koala at San Diego Zoo named

Young koala named Kirra after online vote

SAN DIEGO - A 10-month-old koala joey born at the San Diego Zoo will be named Kirra, zoo officials announced Tuesday.

The name, which means leaf in the Aboriginal language, was chosen in online voting by more than 4,000 participants, according to the zoo.

Kirra received 40 percent of the votes.

She can be viewed in a temporary exhibit until she moves into new digs later this month, the 3-acre Conrad Prebys Australian Outback. The exhibit is scheduled to open during Memorial Day weekend.

Kirra can also be viewed on the zoo's Koala Cam.
 

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