At the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in Oita City, where you can see the fed Japanese macaques up close, the first baby monkey was born, and it was named "Amabie" in hopes of the end of the new coronavirus.

Every year, the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in Oita City, which feeds wild monkeys, solicits the names of babies born for the first time in the year.

On the 2nd of this month, the first baby colander was confirmed, and based on the contents of the open call for participants, the garden named it "Amabie" in hopes of ending the new coronavirus.

Of the more than 600 names received from the general public, "Amabie" was the most common, and "Gorin", which was named after the Tokyo Olympics, was also the most common.

"Amabie" is a female with a body length of about 15 cm, and has a gentle personality similar to that of her mother, "Pocopoco".

Mr. Satoshi Kimoto, a guide at Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden, said, "Newborn babies have a slightly heavy wish, but I want them to be as energetic and loved as everyone's expectations." Was there.