Thanks to your votes, four baby wolf pups at Brookfield Zoo now have new names.

I was so excited when I found out we were given the opportunity to help name baby wolf pups.


One of the wolf pups already had a name, Nestor. He was named Nestor by the zoo’s staff, in memory of Ernesta, a female wolf who lived in the zoo from 2010-2012 before being released into the wild, WGN reports.

The names that were being voted on for the one female pup and the two male pups were as followed:

Female Pup (1)

  • Magdalena
  • Artesia
  • Winona

Male Pup (1)

  • Inigo
  • Fausto
  • Chavo

Male Pup (2)

  • Coronado
  • Aldo
  • Hector

The adorable wolves now have their names. Each of the names that were choices in voting all have special meanings.

Indigo: a Spanish name meaning 'fiery'

Aldo: conservationist  and environmentalist Aldo Leopold

Magdalena: a village in New Mexico

I can't wait to go to the zoo and visit with the baby pups.