Published Jun 27, 2017Last month, the High Park Zoo in Toronto opened voting to name its trio of capybara pups — and the results are finally in.
Torontonians have spoken, and the baby rodents will officially bear the same names as three members of Rush. Yes, they've been christened Alex, Geddy and Neil in honour of rock icons Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.
The capybabies' parents had no say in the matter, and are themselves known as Bonnie and Clyde after escaping their compound and spending the summer on the run last year.
Rush approve of the decision, though, with Lee issuing a statement via the band's publicist.
"We are thrilled to hear that 3 cute little furry creatures from South America now bear our names!" he said. "Thanks to all who voted to give us this special honour! By the way, which one is me? In the picture I saw none of them were wearing glasses."
For information about visiting the newly named pups, check out the High Park Zoo's website.