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Owl monkeys at Memphis Zoo have new names

(WMC-TV) - A trio of new owl monkeys at the Memphis Zoo now have new names.

The zoo asked Facebook friends to submit name suggestions, and they said they got dozens of ideas in response.

Each zookeeper picked their top two favorites and then let online users vote.

The winning names were Buttercup, Blossom and Bubbles, named after the Powerpuff Girls.

"We think we're going to call the mom Blossom since she's the more mature one of the characters," said associate zookeeper Lynn Pikinton.  "We have one that's a little more shy, so we're going to probably call her Bubbles.  And the other one's a little more feisty, so she'll be Buttercup."

The monkeys came to Memphis about two months ago from the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.  The mother is 22 years old, her daughters are 6 and 7.

This is the first time the monkeys have been named.

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