DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A rare black
rhinoceros born last year at a Des Moines zoo now has a name.
The Des Moines Register reports that
"Tumani" was revealed Wednesday as the new name of Blank
Park Zoo's rhino calf born in October.
The name means "hopeful" in
Swahili. It was picked by voters from among four other Swahili names.
To vote, anyone who gave $50 or more between Nov. 29 and Dec. 31 to
the nonprofit zoo had the opportunity to suggest a name.
Kevin Drees with the zoo says about 200
names were submitted before officials cut the list down to just five