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Voters chose ‘Annik’ for Shedd Aquarium’s new baby Beluga name

No, the 7,000+ people who chose the name Annik didn’t all just share the same original thought.  The Shedd Aquarium held a vote for their new baby beluga calf, giving voters 5 choices to pick from.  Imavik, Ikullak, Naniitchuk and Kulu were all ignored for the much easier to read, Annik (Kulu isn’t that difficult either though).  Annik is the Inuit word for blizzard.  The calf’s name will be very appropriate for Chicago.  Congrats, little baby Annik, you’re adorable!