Mascot Naming Contest
Help Us Name Our Mascot
We are thrilled to announce the first-ever mascot for San Antonio Zoo – and you get to help name him! Check out our options below, and use the VOTE button to choose your favorite name.
Choose Your Favorite Mascot Name Below Live
Creatively contains “SA Zoo” in the name – short for San Antonio Zoo.4% 400 / 9.5k
Last name of Fred Stark, San Antonio Zoo’s past zoo director. Stark was one of the most important people in the zoo’s early history.22% 2.1k / 9.5k
“Hello” in Swahili, one of the most spoken languages in Africa.6% 603 / 9.5k
“The boss” in Spanish.2% 209 / 9.5k
Name of the first white rhino to be born in a zoo was born at San Antonio Zoo.5% 485 / 9.5k
Short for Brackenridge, the park where you can find San Antonio Zoo.2% 238 / 9.5k
A group of rhinos are called a “crash”.31% 2.9k / 9.5k
Nickname of the late Will Smith that the San Antonio Zoo preschool is named after. Will was an eight year old “giver” to children and a lover of wildlife.26% 2.5k / 9.5k
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, but first – HE NEEDS A NAME!
We hope this new mascot gives guests another way to appreciate these amazing animals and remind us how important it is to protect Earth’s second-largest land animal.
Working To Save The Rhinos
San Antonio Zoo is home to two Southern white rhinos, Nyota and Ophelia. There are plans to introduce a male rhino in the future so that the zoo can contribute to the Species Survival Plan. San Antonio Zoo was the first facility in North America to successfully birth a white rhino in 1972. Since that time, San Antonio Zoo has had twenty rhino births – both black and white rhinos – throughout its history, with the last being in 2004.
Rhino populations are dwindling worldwide due to habitat destruction and poaching. Future rhino births will carry on a decades-long tradition of successes in San Antonio and will greatly contribute to the Species Survival Plan. San Antonio Zoo leads, funds, and participates in conservation efforts on nearly every continent and works daily to secure a future for wildlife.
Your Donations Are Our Life
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