2004-10-22 / Beauty in the Backyard

The results are in

Zoo Baby of the Year is the tiger
Contributed by Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Contributed by Riverbanks Zoo
and Garden

Baby Tiger wins Zoo Baby of the Year
Baby Tiger wins Zoo Baby of the Year

Well, the hotly contested battle for Favorite Zoo Baby of the Year bragging rights is over. Visitors to the State Fair had a choice of casting their ballots for four of the zoo babies born at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in 2004 — the tiger, the lemur, the siamang, and the penguin. The citizens of the Palmetto State have spoken.

After all 2,784 of the ballots were counted, the winner by a landslide is the tiger. The adorable striped nominee got a total of 1,622 votes, while its nearest competitor, the penguin, managed to inch by the siamang in a bona fide squeaker grabbing 463 votes to the siamang’s 461.

With 100% of the Fair precincts reporting in, here’s how the final results break down:

Tiger 1,622 votes

Penguin 463 votes

Siamang 461 votes

Lemur 238 votes

Those whose names are chosen from all who voted at the Fair, will be notified shortly where to pick up their prizes.

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