The results are in
Contributed by Riverbanks Zoo
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.