Two weeks ago, a poisonous Egyptian cobra created quite a stir when it slithered away from its habitat at the Bronx Zoo. After zookeepers and other officials performed an extensive hunt to find the slippery snake, it was ultimately captured, though not before reserving a room for the night at the Hilton Hotel. Despite its fame, the slippery reptile remained nameless. Shortly after, however, the Bronx Zoo released an online poll asking participants to vote on five names in hopes of giving the celebrity a fitting identity. Fans of the cunning cobra had until this morning to vote among the following choices: Amaunet, a primordial goddess in Ancient Egyptian religion; Agnes, the Greek for “holy” or “pure;” Cleopatra, after the famous pharaoh who allegedly killed herself with a cobra bite; Subira, the Egyptian word for “patience;” and my personal favorite, Mia, which is a play on words for “Missing In Action”. Though we will have to wait until tomorrow (Thursday) before the official name is announced, you can still vote on the Facebook Page of The Center for Environmental Research to join the fun!
Slippery Snake Needs a Name