Armistice Day inspires names for two baby monkeys at Drusillas near Eastbourne

Drusillas has announced the winning name of its common marmoset twins are Poppy and Peace.

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 2:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 4:56 pm

The zoo had been running a competition to name its two beautiful baby common marmoset twins. The results are now in and Drusillas is proud to announce that the winning names are Poppy and Peace.

The competition received more than 100 submissions, with lots of people eager to be in with a chance of naming the little monkeys.

There were some fantastic entries, and names such as Ash and Sparky, Sparkle and Glitter and Shimmer and Shine amongst the best.

Drusillas’ competition brief left lots of scope for creativity but the winning entry came from Lisa Murphy who was inspired by the 100 year anniversary of World War One this month.

Head Keeper, Mark Kenward, said, “We are thrilled with the new names Lisa has picked out for our common twins.

“They are very fitting names as these little monkeys were born just before the 100 year anniversary.

“We can’t wait to tell the duo their names.”

The cheeky little monkeys have always been a popular attraction at the zoo and the two tiny fluff balls have been delighting visitors and making excellent progress.

Zoo manager, Sue Woodgate, added, “We are absolutely thrilled with our new arrivals.”