San Antonio Zoo Asks YOU To Help Name Its New Mascot

The San Antonio Zoo has gotten its first ever Rhino mascot, and you are being invited to help name him, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Voters will have until October 21 at 8AM to cast their vote. You can vote as many times as you want per day.

The Zoo staff has nominated eight names for the male Rhino:

Sazoombi: creatively contains “SA Zoo” in the name!

Stark: the last name of San Antonio’s Zoo’s past director, Fred Stark

Jambo: “hello” in Swahili

Jefe: “the boss” in Spanish

Shaka: name of the first male white rhino born at San Antonio Zoo

Brack: short for Brackenridge Park, the park where you can find San Antonio Zoo

Crash: a group of rhinos is called a “crash”

Cowboy: Nickname of the late son of Susan Naylor, San Antonio Zoo board member and long-time supporter of the zoo. Will loved the outdoors, nature, and especially spending time with his mom at the zoo

“We are excited to welcome a new member to the zoo and to the San Antonio community,” said Tim Morrow, President & CEO, San Antonio Zoo. “San Antonio Zoo’s logo features two iconic animals, the giraffe and the rhino, which are both on the brink of extinction and both of which are species that we are working to save. It’s fitting to unveil the rhino as our first-ever mascot who will educate and spread awareness not only here at the zoo, but around San Antonio.”


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