July 19, 2012

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd

(Media Cell for press inquiries only: 502-744-5639)



Floyd Memorial Birthing Center presents

Bongo Calves Naming Contest


Three bongo calves (one male and two females) were born in mid-May at the Louisville Zoo. Now you can help name these three calves by participating in the Zoo’s Bongo Naming Contest presented by Floyd Memorial Birthing Center. Additional support is presented by Lite106.9 and New Country Q103.1.

The naming contest begins Monday, July 23, and entries must be received by midnight EST on Sunday, August 5. There is no purchase necessary to enter.

Three Ways to Enter:

The Louisville Zoo will select three sets of names as finalists from the sets submitted during the contest period July 23 – August 5, 2012. The public will then be invited to vote for their favorite set of names by means of a kiosk placed on the Zoo’s front plaza August 9–19, 2012. Votes can be placed by making a contribution via coins or bills into the slot representing their preferred set of names. The trio of names with the highest total donations will be named the winning set and announced the week of August 27. All proceeds support the Zoo’s efforts to provide excellent care for animals, a great experience for our guests and a important conservation and education programs.

The person submitting the winning set of names will be the grand prize winner and will receive a prize package valued over $390. It includes a Behind the Scenes tour and rare bonding session with the Bongos plus the same prize package gifted to the two alternates finalists. The alternate prize package is valued at $140 and features four Zoo Adventure tickets, a plush animal and other items from the Zoo gift shop, a children’s sing-a-long book and a commemorative video (DVD) documenting our orphaned polar bear cub Qannik’s first year of life and journey to Louisville.

“The Floyd Memorial Birthing Center is honored to support the Louisville Zoo by presenting this unique celebration of life to the community,” added Cindee Ferree, Marketing & Public Relations Supervisor, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.

A complete list of the official rules can be found at louisvillezoo.org/contest.

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The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA.


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