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Asian small-clawed otter naming contest

presented by Umpqua Bank

May 24 – June 15, 2013


The results are in! 

More than 1,000 community members weighed in to name Woodland Park Zoo’s new Asian small-clawed otter pair, recent parents to four otter pups.

After a panel of zoo judges deliberated over your Malay language submissions, the winning names are:

  • Male otter - Guntur ("thunder")

  • Female otter - Teratai (“water lily or lotus”)

The lucky winners who submitted the selected names are sisters Megan (age 9) and Nicole (age 10) Green of Renton and Hanah Deets (age 7) of Bainbridge Island.

Thanks to all who entered! Guntur and Teratai are currently off exhibit while they raise their newborn pups, but will re-debut this August when the young family is ready to explore the Bamboo Forest Reserve together.



With two otters to name, there are two chances to win! The person who submits the winning male name and the person who submits the winning female name will each take home a grand prize package featuring: 

  • Umpqua Bank icicle tricycle or ice cream truck for a party for 100 of your closest friends
  • $100 Umpqua Bank savings account*
  • Asian small-clawed otter ZooParent adoption



* Grand prize winners will receive a $100 savings contribution within 30 days of Umpqua Bank account opening. Account requires a $100 minimum opening deposit and may not be redeemed for cash. All other applicable terms and fees of the savings account apply; see account disclosures for detail.

See complete rules for detailed prize information



A Woodland Park Zoo representative will be coming to two different Umpqua Bank locations and bringing one of our animal ambassadors—a spectacled owl*—for you to meet! Come learn about our animals, ask questions, and get up close with this very special owl!

Queen Anne store
Sat., Jun. 1, 2013, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
1630 Queen Anne Ave N.
Seattle, WA, 98109

Phinney Ridge store
Fri., Jun. 7, 2013, 4-6 p.m.
7120 Greenwood Ave N.
Seattle, WA, 98103

*Animal species subject to change without notice


Celebrate the arrival of the new Asian small-clawed otters with a ZooParent adoption.

Adoptions make great gifts and help support the daily care of the zoo's animals. $5 from each adoption go directly to zoo conservation efforts at home and around the world.

Become a ZooParent today