(Salt Lake City, UT)
weeks of voting on a name for Hogle Zoo’s new baby elephant, visitors have
picked the clear winner as Zuri

(meaning "adorable" or "beautiful").


Out of almost ten-thousand
votes received at Hogle Zoo and at Sizzler and Red Robin restaurants, Zuri
picked up nearly half. The name was announced Tuesday morning on Hogle Zoo’s
Facebook page and through "tweets" on Twitter, as well as a website:
babyzuriblog.com where people can go to read regular updates on Baby Zuri.

“The community has been
extremely supportive of the baby elephant from Christie’s pregnancy through
birth,” said Hogle Zoo Community Relations Coordinator Holly Braithwaite. “We
wanted people to voice their opinion on a name and the final decision was
clearly the overwhelming winner.”


A ballot will be drawn
from the group of winning votes for someone who will win gift baskets from both
Hogle Zoo and Sizzling Platter restaurants. Visit Hogle Zoo online at www.hoglezoo.org or for more information,
contact Community Relations Coordinator Holly Braithwaite by email at hbraithwaite@hoglezoo.org or call
(801) 584-1729.

About the Association
of Zoos & Aquariums:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo is one of only 218 institutions
accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).  Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a
zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated
to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a
better future for all living things.  AZA
is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals
in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.


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