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Zoo names painted pups after Batman characters

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The Cincinnati Zoo's new African painted dogs have names that comic book and movie fans may recognize.

The ten pups, six boys and four girls, are named for various Batman characters – some from the TV show, some the movie and some the comic books.

The African Painted dogs were named by keepers and have unique markings that help staff identify them. See the slideshow above for the names and ways keepers tell the pups a part.

View the slideshow here if you're using a mobile device.

Visitors will be able to see the pups in their exhibit (weather permitting) starting mid April.

“With so many pups running around the yard, it's going to be fun for visitors to try to tell them apart. Painted Dog Valley does offer very close viewing opportunities, but if only one white splotch differentiates one from another, good luck! I'm not sure I'll know them all by name, but the keepers do and you can too!” said Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo.

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