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Clownfish

Clownfish and certain damselfish are the only species of fishes that can avoid the potent poison of a sea anemone. This is due to a layer of mucus on the clownfish’s skin that makes it immune to the fish-eating anemone’s lethal sting.

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The new baby patas monkey's name is ... Kasi!

Over 2,200 people voted for the name for our new baby patas monkey, who turns out to be a girl. The winning name is Kasi, meaning "speed" in Swahili. Cynthia Tynan of Oswego submitted this name because patas monkeys are the world's fastest primates!

 

A total of 2,217 votes came in during our onling vote, and Kasi won by a landslide!

The name received 1,479 votes, or 67 percent of the vote. The closest runner-up was Zuri, or "beautiful" in Swahili, which received 10 percent of the vote.

The new baby, born on September 16, is currently on exhibit in the Social Animals building with mother, Becca, father MJ and the rest of her patas monkey extended family.

Thanks to everyone who voted! 

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