(CNN) — The votes are in. The bouncing baby hippo from the Cincinnati Zoo is named Fritz.
Choosing the name of Fiona’s little brother, born on August 3, was a group effort.
The zoo received more than 90,000 name suggestions from the public in every U.S. state and more than 60 countries, according to a zoo press release.
Two finalists were chosen by the zoo before voting. The finalists were Fritz and Ferguson. Fritz received 56% of the more than 223,000 votes, according to the zoo.
“We would have been happy with either name, but we really think the name Fritz fits the personality of this feisty little guy,” said Wendy Rice, Cincinnati Zoo’s chief hippo keeper. “We also thought it was funny that it was suggested because ‘Fritz’ is here because Bibi’s birth control is ‘on the fritz.'”
A dose of birth control that was previously effective for Bibi did not prevent this pregnancy, the zoo said in announcing the pregnancy.
“Most forms of birth control, in hippos or humans, aren’t 100% reliable,” said Christina Gorsuch, Cincinnati Zoo’s director of animal care.
Bibi the hippo gave birth to her calf on August 3, the younger brother of Fiona, who became an international celebrity after being born six weeks premature in 2017. A few days after the newborn was born, the zoo announced that it was a boy.
“We’re just glad the calf is healthy. Gender didn’t matter much to the hippo team, but it will be interesting to observe and compare the behavioral differences between a hand-raised girl and a mother-raised boy,” Gorsuch said in a statement.
“Will this calf be as comfortable with people as Fiona? Will he be less independent? Will he like cameras?”
“This calf seems huge to us because Fiona, Bibi’s first baby, weighed just 29 pounds when she was born six weeks early and was unable to stand on her own,” Gorsuch said. “This new calf weighs at least twice as much as Fiona and is already walking,” the zoo said a few days after the new calf was born.