Nov 5, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT
No, this isn’t the monkey in question — it’s actually a red-ruffed lemur, and this photo was taken last Thanksgiving as the SF Zoo (please pass the mealworms). The animal’s color scheme, however, is correct. Here’s the monkey we’re referring to, a baby Francois’ langur monkey which was born at the San Francisco Zoo during the NLDS. The monkey’s name is Romo, after the Giants’ reliever who got the save in the World Series-clinching win over the Tigers last week.
Not seen: tiny monkey broom.
Name ideas had been flooding in during the Giants’ postseason, with many zoo patrons and Giants fans submitting suggestions through the zoo’s Facebook and Twitter pages, including “Posey,” after catcher Buster Posey, and “Scutaro” or “Scooter,” in honor of second baseman Marco Scutaro, Tuller said.
The langur exhibit grew popular in the weeks leading up to the World Series win after the zoo posted a sign with the Giants logo there.
The zoo is now hoping the real Romo will visit the zoo for a naming ceremony for the little monkey in the coming weeks.
No doubt his appearance will include a zebra photobomb.
I’m also betting this lemur has better table manners than Pablo Sandoval.
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