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Turtle Bay Exploration Park asks for help naming its new baby skunk

By Stephanie Montano, smontano@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jul 16 2013 06:51:45 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 16 2013 07:04:54 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

Turtle Bay Exploration Park taken in an 11-week-old skunk who can no longer live in the wild because of its congenital defects. Now the park is asking the public for help in naming its new resident.

Turtle Bay is deciding between two names for the female skunk – 'Petunia' or 'Sweet Pea'. Although it might sound a ironic to name a skunk after a flower, this skunk had her scent glands removed and can no longer spray.

"She’s very playful, she loves her toys and to play around,” said Lindsay Young, an animal trainer at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

You can vote to name Petunia or Sweet Pea from July 16 all the way through Fri., Jul. 19 at 5 p.m.