SF Zoo announces the names of four prairie dog pups

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San Francisco Zoo & Gardens announces the winning names in an online contest to name its four eight-week-old prairie dog pups.

Almost 700 submissions yielded more than 2,700 Spring-themed names over a two-week period.

Just in time for Mother's Day, the winning names are Sprout, Radish, Walnut and Meadow, which beat out submissions of names derived from, for example, Game of Thrones' characters, references to rainy weather and various types of plants and flowers.

The prairie dog pups, whose genders are currently unknown, can be viewed at the prairie dog exhibit inside the Zoo's Exploration Zone.

In honor of its 90th anniversary, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is open an hour early in May, including Mother's Day weekend.

For more information, visit sfzoo.org.