The votes are in, and the name of the baby elephant at the Syracuse zoo is … – syracuse.com

The votes are in, and the baby Asian elephant born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on Jan. 15 has a name: Ajay – pronounced “Ah-JAI” – a Sanskrit word meaning “Invincible.” Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon came to the zoo today to announce the winning name, which was submitted by Heather House of Hastings. “We had over 8,400 votes cast, and Ajay received almost 37 percent of the vote,” County Executive McMahon said. “Thank you to the more than 3,000 people who submitted names and everyone who voted.” The calf represents another great success for the zoo’s Asian Elephant program, ...

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