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Help name the bintlets!

Voting has concluded. The winning names will be announced on November 30!  

They’re not yet big enough to explore their outdoor habitat yet, but they need names! You’re invited to help the Carnivore Team finalize names for two of our three new baby binturongs.

How to Vote

The Carnivore Team has narrowed down four names for each bintlet. Cast your vote to help determine the winner!

  • At the Zoo
    Scan the QR code at the binturong habitat along the main spine of the Zoo.
  • Online
    Access the survey to vote here

Voting will open November 7 and run through November 26. The winning names will be announced on November 30.  


Meet the Bintlets

Born on August 31, 2023, the newborns, two males and a female, are the first offspring of mother Bramble and father Baloo … and the first binturongs to be born at Zoo Atlanta!

Also known as “bearcats” for their physical resemblances to both, binturongs are neither bears nor cats but are instead most closely related to civets. Binturongs are one of only two members of the order Carnivora to feature a prehensile tail. Also distinctive is their scent, which is said to resemble buttered popcorn or corn chips.

Although all three bintlets are now thriving with their mother, the last bintlet to arrive, named Watson by the Animal Care and Veterinary Teams, was temporarily hand-reared until Bramble was ready to take on the challenge of caring for all three bintlets.

Read more about the bintlets’ story here! Stay tuned for updates on when you’ll be able to see the trio.