Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomed a new baby white rhino calf to the herd near the end of February. This birth marks the tenth white rhino to have been born in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the second this year.
In 2014, white rhinos faced the worst poaching in their history. While there is still plenty of long-term work to be done to save this species in the wild, the Disney company is excited to celebrate this step in the right direction.
The new baby rhino will not join the savannas of the Harambe Wildlife Reserve until later this year, but the new calf still needs a name. Disney is asking the public for help deciding her name and have narrowed it down to four names: Alora, which means “my dream”; Jama, which means “friend”; Kiama, which means “magic”; or Kilira, which means “the dawn”.
Click here to cast your vote on the calf’s name. Voting is open until 10:59 p.m. central time on Thursday, March 26.