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Public invited to name Hope Zoo's new zebras in Flow Facebook competition

Monday, April 01, 2013 | 4:32 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation (HZPF) has teamed up with broadband provider Flow, to give Jamaicans the opportunity to name three zebras, the latest additions to the Hope Zoo family.

Flow hosts the competition on its Facebook page until Friday, April 5, the company said in a release on Monday. The three people who propose the most creative names for the zebras will win the grand prize of Hope Zoo gift certificates for family of four, a one month Gymkhana gym membership and gift basket from Flow.  

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges representing the HZPF and Flow, and will be announced on Wednesday, April 10.

Arrival of the three zebras at the Hope Zoo in Kingston has created quite a buzz since their release from confinement recently. The zebras, two females and a male, all less than a year old, are the first and only to ever come to Jamaica.

The HZPF successfully acquired the animals from Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari in New Jersey as a part of its continued thrust to foster animal diversity in Jamaica under its biodiversity project.

“If we fail to action and support sustainable solutions to keep our animals safe, we'd be tragically failing ourselves and our future generations. I invite Jamaicans to participate in the revival of the Hope Zoo, which also involves our Facebook competition geared at the ‘Naming of the Zebras’, said Kenny Benjamin, executive chairman of the HZPFT.

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