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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM

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.

click to enlarge Go Giants! - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
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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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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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