New muskoxen calf at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium gets name

New muskoxen calf at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium gets name
7/7/2020 (Photo/Katie Cotterill) Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.\rMuskox calf Trebek with mom Charlotte. (Katie Cotterill/Point Defiance Z)

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium has a name for its new male muskox calf, which was born on June 7.

By winning vote, the calf was named Trebek after Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy, who said the muskox was his favorite animal, according to zoo officials.

The zoo had asked the public to vote on four potential names, including Ollie, Capra and Mak.

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Zookeepers could not determine the animal’s sex before June 24 but had suspected it was a male because it showed some head-butting behaviors and later confirmed it after a physical exam was performed.

On June 29, Trebek and his mom Charlotte were allowed back in the zoo’s Arctic Tundra area after it was baby-proofed for the calf.