Jun 25, 2017
By Bob Sheppard
The capybara triplets at the High Park Zoo in Toronto now have names.
Thanks to a contest that had about 45-thousand entries, the little guys will now be known as Alex, Geddy and Neil, the names of members of Toronto’s iconic superstar rock band Rush: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart.
They’re the offspring of Bonnie and Clyde, the two adult capybaras who escaped from their enclosure in May, 2016 and enjoyed living in the wild of High Park for a few weeks. One was found on June 12th, the other on June 28th.
Zoo officials say Bonnie and Clyde were so happy to back together again that the result was their triplets, born in February.