A tiny baby rhino was just born at the North Carolina Zoo (the largest zoo in the world), and they are now asking for help in naming her.
They announced the new naming contest through their newsletter and on social media;
Take the poll and help us name our baby southern white rhino! Voting ends 7/ 24 at 5 p.m. EDT. The name will be announced 7/27/18. https://t.co/fPHEFiMdBw#babyrhino #NCZoo #savetherhinos #savingspecies #RhinoKeepers #zooborns #rhino pic.twitter.com/n3knhu60Bk
— North Carolina Zoo (@NCZoo) July 18, 2018
According to the Zoo, the name choices include;
- Boadicea, a Celtic warrior queen
- Diana, goddess of wild animals in Roman mythology
- Grace O’Malley, Irish queen and naval captain
- Mamba, an all-female group of anti-poaching advocates in Africa
- Nandi, Queen of the Zulus and mother of Shaka Zulu
- Penelope, Queen of Ithaca and wife of Odysseus in Greek mythology, who also symbolizes family and fidelity
- Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands who fought against Nazi occupation during World War II
Voting started yesterday at noon and will close on July 24 at 5 p.m.