We need your help to find a befitting name for our adorable rhino calf!
To mark the public debut of Monarto’s Southern White Rhino calf, zoo keepers want your help to name our spirited and inquisitive three-week-old bub.
Born in the wee hours of 12 September to seasoned mother Umqali, this little girl’s personality is fast emerging − nuzzling zoo keepers, curiously exploring the sights, sounds and smells of her new environment and snorting playfully in mud wallows.
Our young rhino is the fifth calf born at Monarto Zoo, bringing our rhino crash to a total of six Southern White Rhinoceros. This fast-growing girl may not know it yet, but she’s an important ambassador representing the long-term survival of her threatened wild cousins. Your interest and participation will help raise awareness of the plight of these prehistoric-looking creatures, whose existence is at threat by poaching and human activities.
Zoo keepers have already short-listed their favourite five names, but we want you to vote for the one that you believe best suits her personality. The contestant with the best reason behind the name of their choice will win a double pass for our Rhino Interactive Behind the Scenes Animal Experience valued at $180. Get those creative juices flowing as the contest ends Sunday 11 October 2015.