Friday, August 30, 2013

More New Name Nonsense! - Amani becomes Eve :(

I meant to post this months ago.  So, yes prior to the Zoo renaming Falcor, it disrespected another Animal Resident, beautiful new girl on the Savannah, Amani.

Amani, came to the Zoo in May from Albuquerque Bio Park Zoo.  She was born there on September 9, 2011.  She was given the African name Amani, meaning Peace.  ... She has now been stripped of her name and renamed Eve.  :(  


Additionally, I felt bad when I researched Amani, and saw photos of her with her new little sister, born shortly before she was transfered here.  Photos of her being affectionate with her little sister made me sad that she was torn away from her at that time.  Would have been nice if both Zoo's could have shown a bit more empathy and waited for the transfer.  Thankfully we had a babie around the same time and I caught this sweet exchange the other day :)  Amani giving kisses to babie Kozy (Zoo name Erin).


Note:  My friends and I have decided to name all the babies whatever we want.  So since I dubbed the Tiger Cub LP for Little Padang, in honor of her Auntie Padang,  Nica Doodle named little Giraffe Kosbare,  meaning Precious in Afrikaans.  Kozy for short.

You can read about Amani's birth and see her babie photos at these links:


http://www.kasa.com/dpps/news/interactive/giraffe-calf-born-at-abq-biopark-zoo_3941218

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