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Meet Cal Poly Pomona’s newest rain forest resident – Daily Bulletin

Galileo, Nebula, Orion or Neptune?

of Rain Forest Learning Center at Cal Poly Pomona recently asked visitors to vote in the name of the new iguana.

When the results of the poll were announced and the votes were counted, the new iguana had a new name – Galileo

With 39% of the vote, Galileo was the clear winner, beating Orion, which had 33.9%. Neptune and Nebula followed with 15.3% and 11.9%, respectively.

“Galileo is about 1 or 2 (years old) so we hope to have it for 12 years,” Edward Bobich, professor of Biological Sciences and curator of BioTrek, said Friday morning, July 29.

Galaxy, the learning center’s previous iguana lived to be 13, Bobich said.

of Rain Bird BioTrek Project is an educational experience that promotes sustainability, according to the Cal Poly website. It provides interactive educational connections to the tropical rainforests, indigenous plants and people of California, and other ancient and present-day habitats, according to Cal Poly Pomona website.

“We are here to educate the public. It’s not just about Cal Poly Pomona, it’s about the whole community,” Bobich said.

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