Which name will fans “like” for baby rhino?

The Wilds received more than 800 entries in its rhino naming contest and after hours of pondering all suggestions the judges have narrowed the entries down to three names. They are (in alphabetical order):

• Firefly
• Sparks
• Spit Fire

Members of the Wilds staff chose these names because she is the first calf for 8-year-old sire, Fireball who came to the Wilds in 2008 as part of the Species Survival Plan (SSP) coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

The names have been posted on the Wilds’ Facebook page (the Wilds) and the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite by “liking” the name of their choice. The number of fans who “like” each name through midnight on Sunday, April 24 will determine the contest winner. Note: any posts made to the Wilds’ wall or elsewhere on the page will not count for the contest.

The fan that suggested the winning name on the Wilds’ Facebook page will be announced on Monday, April 25 and will receive a one-year family membership to the Wilds that admits up to two primary named adults in the same household plus either dependent children or grandchildren up to age 21.

The Wilds, one of the largest conservation centers in North America, is home to rare and endangered animals from around the world along with hundreds of indigenous species. The mission of the Wilds, a nonprofit organization, is to advance conservation through science, education and personal experience. For more information, visit http://www.thewilds.org.

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Posted on April 23, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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