Prospect Park Zoo Kangaroo Named Riley
Well, the joey at the Prospect Park Zoo, who was the sujbect of a naming contest, has been named Riley. The four finalist names were Nari, Kylie, Kinta and Riley. The Borough President made the announcement yesterday. The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Heart of Brooklyn conducted an online poll and received hundreds of suggestions. A press release says the name Riley was submitted by Allison Make. Riley is the third kangaroo to be born in Brooklyn, and the Prospect Park Zoo is the only zoo in the Northeast with western gray kangaroos. We were pulling for the name Coney, but politics and getting votes is a tough business. Riley is nice.