Okapi Naming Competition

We have an okapi calf in the African Plains that needs a name!

On Halloween night, 31st October 2019, first-time mother Lumara gave birth to a healthy female okapi calf. The calf joins her father, Kitabu and mother Lumara in Dublin Zoo’s African Plains.

Okapi are the only living relative of the giraffe. It has a dark red-brown coloured coat with horizontal, white striped markings on their hindquarters and at the tops of their legs. Its long black tongue is prehensile meaning that it is able to strip leaves from the branches above. It is one of the last species of mammals to be described by western science and even today the okapi largely remains a mystery to the outside world.

Enter the competition to name this endangered species and you could win a family day pass to Dublin Zoo as well as the honour of naming the female okapi calf.

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! The closing date for entries is 31st August 2020.

Submit your name suggestions below.

Okapi Naming Competition

We have an okapi calf in the African Plains that needs a name!

On Halloween night, 31st October 2019, first-time mother Lumara gave birth to a healthy female okapi calf. The calf joins her father, Kitabu and mother Lumara in Dublin Zoo’s African Plains.

Okapi are the only living relative of the giraffe. It has a dark red-brown coloured coat with horizontal, white striped markings on their hindquarters and at the tops of their legs. Its long black tongue is prehensile meaning that it is able to strip leaves from the branches above. It is one of the last species of mammals to be described by western science and even today the okapi largely remains a mystery to the outside world.

Enter the competition to name this endangered species and you could win a family day pass to Dublin Zoo as well as the honour of naming the female okapi calf.

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! The closing date for entries is 31st August 2020.

Submit your name suggestions below.

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Dublin Zoo Okapi Naming Competition 2020

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The competition will run until Monday 31st August 2020.
  4. 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.
  5. The winner will be selected by the Dublin Zoo zookeepers and will win a Dublin Zoo family day pass which admits 2 adults and 2 children into Dublin Zoo complimentary.
  6. If the winning name is submitted by more than one person, the entries will be drawn randomly.
  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.
  12. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants are providing information to the Promoter and not to Twitter.
  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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