Advertisement

Potter Park Zoo's baby rhino named

 The baby rhino hasn't been named yet, and won't be visible to the public for a few months (source: Potter Park Zoo).
The baby rhino hasn't been named yet, and won't be visible to the public for a few months (source: Potter Park Zoo). (WILX)
Published: Jan. 9, 2020 at 10:22 AM EST
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

Potter Park Zoo's baby rhino has a name!

The baby calf was named Jaali.

Jaali, means “powerful” in Swahili.

The name is pronounced like the word "jolly."

People were able to vote for their favorite by donating $5. Potter Park Zoo said the naming contest brought in over $10,000, which will go towards the animal health program at the zoo.

“We really enjoyed watching our supporters get excited about naming this calf,” Amy Morris-Hall, Potter Park Zoological Society Executive Director said. “And the funding we received for our animal health program will be very helpful to the work we do.”

Jaali is one of only 54 black rhinos in accredited zoos.

According to the zoo, Jaali has a spunky attitude and has been playing with his mom Doppsee.

And the black rhino calf's name is....

And Potter Park Zoo's black rhino calf's name is.... We raised over $11,000 from the naming contest for the animal health program at Potter Park Zoo! We're so incredibly thankful! Thank you to all who voted! Read more on this monumental black rhino birth: http://bit.ly/39VQ7fN

Posted by Potter Park Zoo on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Latest News

Latest News