Okapi Naming Competition

There is a newborn male okapi calf in the African Plains that needs a name!

This competition is now closed! Please keep an eye on our website for the announcement of the name!

The baby was born in the early morning of Thursday 7th July to parents Lumara and Kitabu. The male okapi is the second okapi calf to ever be born in Ireland!

Okapis are a large, hoofed animal related to the giraffe. They have a red-brown, velvety coat with distinctive black and white stripes on their back legs. Like giraffes, okapis have long, dark tongues. Okapis are herbivores (plant eaters) that eat a diet of leaves, shoots, fruit and fungi. They also eat clay and charcoal (from burnt trees) to help neutralise toxins in plants and to gain minerals.

The okapi is listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red list (IUCN) due to habitat loss, hunting, deforestation and civil unrest. Their natural habitat is the dense forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.

To celebrate the birth, we are opening a competition to name the male okapi.  As okapi are originally found in the Ituri Rainforest, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, please suggest names of African origin, so do your research!

If your suggested name is chosen, you will win a family day pass to Dublin Zoo and have the honour of picking the winning name of a very special species!

Okapi Naming Competition

There is a newborn male okapi calf in the African Plains that needs a name!

This competition is now closed! Please keep an eye on our website for the announcement of the name!

The baby was born in the early morning of Thursday 7th July to parents Lumara and Kitabu. The male okapi is the second okapi calf to ever be born in Ireland!

Okapis are a large, hoofed animal related to the giraffe. They have a red-brown, velvety coat with distinctive black and white stripes on their back legs. Like giraffes, okapis have long, dark tongues. Okapis are herbivores (plant eaters) that eat a diet of leaves, shoots, fruit and fungi. They also eat clay and charcoal (from burnt trees) to help neutralise toxins in plants and to gain minerals.

The okapi is listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red list (IUCN) due to habitat loss, hunting, deforestation and civil unrest. Their natural habitat is the dense forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.

To celebrate the birth, we are opening a competition to name the male okapi.  As okapi are originally found in the Ituri Rainforest, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, please suggest names of African origin, so do your research!

If your suggested name is chosen, you will win a family day pass to Dublin Zoo and have the honour of picking the winning name of a very special species!

Terms and conditions

Dublin Zoo okapi naming competition 2022

  1. If the winning name is submitted by more than one person, the entries will be drawn randomly.
  2. The entry shall be the entrant’s own work. By entering the competition each entrant warrants that their entry shall not have been previously published or exploited in any part and will not infringe any copyright, right of privacy, right of publicity or personality or any other right whatsoever of any third party.
  3. No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete or corrupted entries will be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions.
  4. The competition will run until 12 pm 9th September. 
  5. Responsibility is not accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
  6. The winner will be selected by the Dublin Zoo zookeepers and will win a family day pass to Dublin Zoo.
  7. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or consequential damage of any nature in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise caused by acceptance of the terms and conditions or in connection with the prize (to the extent permissible by law).
  8. In the event of any dispute, the decision of the Promoter is final. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value. No correspondence will be entered into.
  9. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must claim their prize within 5 days of the notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the promotion rules.
  10. The winner may be required to participate in publicity arising from this promotion.
  11. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. Entrants release Facebook for all claims and liabilities arising in respect of the Promotion.
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  13. By entering the promotion, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the rules and consent to the transfer of their personal data to the Data Controller for, the administration of this promotion and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented. All entry instructions form part of the rules.

 

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