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University of Michigan wants your name ideas for bird hatched on Ann Arbor campus

The chick in question. (University of Michigan)

ANN ARBOR – A peregrine falcon returned to nest on University of Michigan’s campus and the school wants the public’s help in naming the new chick.

The large bird of prey is the fastest bird -- and animal -- in the world, reaching speeds of more than 200 mph when performing hunting dives.

U-M’s Public Affairs office tweeted a photo of the fuzzy little guy with a request for name submissions.

The public has until June 16 to tweet @UMPublicAffairs their top choices.

Twitter users already suggested Wolverina, Wolvegrine and Jalen -- after Michigan Football’s Jalen Mayfield who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in this year’s NFL Draft.

We suggest fuzzball.


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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.