Giants-Orange-Haired "Good Luck Monkey" Officially Named Romo

Categories: Animals
It's official: That adorable newborn monkey whose birth coincided with the Giants World Series winning streak has been named, and we think you will be pleased.

San Francisco, meet Romo.

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So what if monkey Romo is a girl? The San Francisco Zoo felt her "playful personality" was a good fit. Plus, it's what the fans wanted, says Abbie Tuller, communications director with the SF Zoo. "It was an overwhelming favorite."

The Lucky Langur was born before the Giants went on its three-game run beating the Cardinals in the playoffs and advancing to the World Series. After that, the Zoo starting fielding the public for names. "Posey" and "Scutaro" were popular suggestions, but Romo just stuck.

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Agh, I thought it was the NY Giants that named it for a second there.

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