From Karen Jasmin, Zoological Manager, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and posted on the Disney Parks Blog.
Just a few weeks ago, as the sun started to rise on a cool day in late February, Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomed its second white rhino calf of 2015 into the herd! This one’s a girl and it’s the tenth white rhino baby to be born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
As we welcome this newest baby and work to deliver uncompromising excellence in animal care for the animals here at the park and across The Walt Disney Company, we haven’t forgotten about their relatives in the wild. Last year, rhinos faced the worst poaching in history, so we continue to support conservation efforts for this and many other vulnerable species around the world. Much long term work to save this species is needed in the wild, but it’s important to celebrate small victories and our animal care team definitely has much to celebrate with seemingly back-to-back white rhino calves born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this year.
While our newest mom and calf won’t make their debut out on the savannas of the Harambe Wildlife Reserve for a couple of months, our newest calf needs a name and this time the choice is yours! The animal care team narrowed it down to four options, so please help us choose which name you like best for her.
Take a look at the heart-warming pictures in the photo gallery and choose your favorite name below. Be sure to rally your friends to make sure your favorite name wins!
The names to choose from are:
- Alora – meaning “my dream”
- Jama – meaning “friend”
- Kiama – meaning “magic”
- Kiira – meaning “the dawn”
If you want to vote for your favorite, click HERE to go to the Disney Parks Blog and cast your vote at the bottom of the article.
Voting will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 26. We’ll reveal the winning name soon after that!
Tell us which name you voted for and why in the comments below.
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