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Baby Anteater's Name Is Available To Highest Bidder

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A baby giant anteater hitches a ride on his mom's back at the Zurich Zoo in 2009. Photo by Tambako the Jaguar via Flickr
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The Santa Ana Zoo has a new giant anteater, and for $5,000, you can be the lucky human to name her, reports the OC Register. The baby, born two weeks ago, has largely been chilling on her mother's back since her birth, as baby anteaters are wont to do, and snuggling up to her mom to take naps.

The tradition of paying to name the zoo's anteaters is long established. The new baby's father, Peter the Anteater, is named for UC Irvine's mascot (the anteater). The school's alumni association paid for the honor. Her mother, Heesoo of Troy, was named -- you guessed it -- by a USC alum wanting to have his school repped.

So...um...I think we all know whose turn it is. Baby the Bruin!