Busch Gardens’ Facebook fans to name baby rhino

Busch Gardens Tampa is asking for help from the Facebook fans to name the new baby white rhinoceros which was born on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The female rhino, which was originally born on the 26-acre white rhino habitat on Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Plain, has spent the last week bonding with her mother off of guest view.

The baby and her mother has rejoined the crash, or group of rhinos. Busch Gardens needs help naming the baby. The public can “like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page (www.facebook.com/buschgardenstampabay) and vote for its favorite names. The polls will close at noon on Nov. 7, and the wining name will be announced the following morning

Guests can help chose from the following names, inspired by their Swahili meanings:

  • Bahati, meaning luck or success
  • Jasiri, which means brave and bold
  • Safiri, which means traveler
  • Saba, which refers to her being the seventh white rhino born at Busch Gardens

Guests can also read the Busch Gardens Blog to learn more about the baby’s progress from her keepers. Stay tuned for more news on baby animal births at Busch Gardens Tampa.


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