The Louisville Zoo wants your help in naming its newest addition — a female zebra foal born at 2:45 a.m. on January 18 – in a naming contest sponsored by Floyd Memorial Birthing Center now through May 26, 2013.
The foal was the first Hartmann’s mountain zebra to be born at the Louisville Zoo in 13 years. Born to Morena and Gibbs, the foal weighed 72 lbs. Her zoo keepers said she was taking her first steps and nursing within the hour.
At the Zoo’s website at www.louisvillezoo.org/contest by midnight May 26, 2013
- In person at the Zoo in the Administration building by 5 p.m. May 26, 2013 (or)
- With postcard or letter postmarked by May 24, 2013 to Zebra Naming Contest, Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, PO Box 37250, Louisville KY 40233-7250
The Louisville Zoo will select three names as finalists from those submitted during the contest. The public can then cast their votes for their favorite name at our voting kiosk located on the Zoo`s Front Plaza. Votes are cast by making a contribution via coins or bills for their favorite name. The name with the highest total donations will be the winner and announced the week of June 24. All proceeds support the Zoo`s mission to provide excellent care for animals, a great experience for our guest and important conservation and education programs.
The person submitting the winning name will win a prize package that includes a behind-the-scenes tour and rare bonding session with the zebra foal. The grand prize winner and two finalists will also receive a prize package including four Zoo Adventure tickets, items from the Zoo`s gift shop and a commemorative DVD documenting our orphaned polar bear cub, Qannik`s first year of life and journey to Louisville.
“There’s something Special about naming a new baby, whether it’s a child or a zebra foal, and the Floyd Memorial Birthing Center is proud to be involved in the naming of this new, striped addition to the Louisville Zoo family,” added Angie Glotzbach, Marketing and Public Relations specialist, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.
A complete list of the official rules can be found at louisvillezoo.org/contest.