Lincoln Children’s Zoo names baby Matschie’s tree kangaroo

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The world has spoken. Voters have selected the name of the baby Matschie’s tree kangaroo at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

The zoo announced in a Facebook post on Thursday that the joey would be named Tobai.

Social media users were asked to vote on the name, selecting Tobai over the names Yapem and Kapul.

Tobai is a local name in Uruwa, where a tree kangaroo research site is located, according to the Facebook post.

The joey’s birth was announced by the zoo back in November.

Tobai is one of only four Matschie’s tree kangaroos born in zoos across the globe accredited by the Association for Zoos and Aquariums.

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