Elephant Calf Naming Contest


Elephant Calf Naming Contest. From September 16-29 you can submit a name, Presented by Norton Children’s Hospital

Baby Elephant Naming

Starting Monday, September 16, the Zoo will be soliciting names from the public in a baby elephant calf contest presented by Norton Children’s Hospital. Mikki and the calf are on exhibit daily 10 a.m. to noon, subject to change while the acclimation process continues. Zoo guests can visit LouisvilleZoo.org/Mikki to see daily updates for elephant viewing.

Members of the public are encouraged to submit suggested elephant calf names via the Zoo’s website from September 16 – 29 (midnight deadline); official contest rules and voting are located at LouisvilleZoo.org/Mikki. Suggestions will only be accepted online. Three baby calf names will be chosen as finalists by the elephant zoo keepers and the public will be invited to vote on their favorite of the three names between October 7 – 20.  Guests visiting the Zoo can vote by dropping coins or bills into a naming kiosk located on the Zoo’s front plaza. Voting will also be available online by way of donations made to support a favorite name (credit cards only).  All proceeds from the elephant calf naming contest will support the Zoo’s mission to Better the Bond Between People and Our Planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in conservation education and action.

The winning elephant calf name and person who submitted that name will be announced the week of October 21. The winning name and person who submitted that name will be announced the week of October 21. The person who submitted the winning name will receive a prize basket with items from the Zoo and Norton Children’s Hospital along with a $25 gift certificate from Comfy Cow and a behind-the-scenes tour (for 5 guests) to meet the elephant calf and Mikki. The finalists will be awarded a prize basket containing items from Norton Children’s Hospital and a $10 gift certificate from Comfy Cow.

Official rules can be found at LouisvilleZoo.org/Mikki

This information was provided by the Louisville Zoo from a press release.

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