The opportunity to suggest a name for the female rhino calf born on April 5, 2019 is available to anyone who donates $50 or more to Blank Park Zoo either online at www.blankparkzoo.com or in person or via postal mail to Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315. Give a gift of $100 or more and suggest three names to be considered. All submissions must be received by April 21, 2019. It is strongly suggested that the names submitted be in an African language.
A panel of judges will be designated by Blank Park Zoo to determine the top entries. On or about April 22, 2019, Blank Park Zoo will post the top entries to its website and ask for a public vote for the final name. In the event that more than one person or group has submitted the same name, the person or group recognized as the finalist will be made via random method. During the public vote, voters will be asked to identify themselves via name, address, telephone number and email address and voters will be enrolled in marketing e-mails from Blank Park Zoo. Duplicate votes will be disqualified. Voting will end at noon on April 25. In the event of a tie or any dispute with this promotion, Blank Park Zoo and/or its designate will be the final judge in this naming opportunity and Blank Park Zoo’s decision will be the final, unalterable decision.
This opportunity is open to all ages, however if under age 18, parents or legal guardian must enter the promotion for the minor. Applicants to this opportunity give permission for Blank Park Zoo to use his/her name or likeness worldwide, in perpetuity for marketing, promotional or other purposes. Blank Park Zoo reserves the right to remove any submissions for any reason or not qualify the submission for a final vote. In the event this promotion is cancelled for any reason, such as the animal becoming deceased, no donations will be returned and the promotion will be deemed concluded. The finalist person or group recognized as representing the name chosen will be notified by email or phone and invited to the name unveiling to be held on or about April 26.
The name chosen will be the public name for the animal during its residence at Blank Park Zoo. In the event the animal is transferred to another institution, that institution, at its discretion may decide to rename the animal according to its naming policies.
Sponsor: Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315. Employees, past employees and immediate family members of employees of Blank Park Zoo are not eligible to enter. All dates printed above are subject to change without notice.