Put your best name forward
Thanks to talented artist, Dave Danson Hill, we welcomed a brand new giant rhino to our new Island View Picnic Area, but what should we call her?
This is where you come in! Our rhino competition gives our guests the opportunity to name this magnificent sculpture which weighs in at 250 kilos and measures seven metres long and four metres high!
We have already had more than 800 submissions but there is still time to put forward your favourite name to be in with the chance of winning a cuddly rhino of your own!
To take part, all you need to do is visit Survey Monkey and submit your chosen name by Wednesday 5 September. If you can’t think of a name to fit, maybe a family member, colleague, or fellow rhino lover can? This competition is open to all ages!
Like us, Dave is passionate about rhino conservation and that’s why he decided to create this magnificent work of art for us to raise awareness that these beautiful creatures are still under threat from poachers.
The white rhino is a conservation success story. Their numbers have increased from less than 100 in 1900 to over 20,000 today. This success is due to an intensive protection and translocation programme. However, rhinos are still under threat. In recent years there has been a massive increase in poaching, as demand for rhino horn has increased. Many rhinos are now in protected areas so it is easier to try to protect them from poachers.
So what are you waiting for? Submit the name that you think could be a winner. Once our competition deadline has passed, our team of Hoofstock experts will whittle all of the entries down to a shortlist. The top four names will then be posted on our Facebook page for a public vote so make sure you keep an eye on our social media channels for updates!