Klipspringer Press Materials

Rock the Vote: Klipspringer calf at Lincoln Park Zoo needs a name! 

Public to pick name for newest addition to Regenstein African Journey 
Chicago (May 6, 2014) — The klipspringer calf at Lincoln Park Zoo is bringing a new meaning to the phrase “rock the vote” this spring - the little antelope needs a name and the zoo needs your help! 
Klipspringers (Afrikaans for “rock jumper”) are native to central and eastern Africa, inspiring Lincoln Park Zoo’s animal care staff to come up with five Swahili names for the female calf. Guests can choose between Nadra (special), Zuri (pretty), Amira (princess), Asha (hope) and Bahiya (beautiful). To vote, guests can visit www.lpzoo.org/namethebaby
Voting opens May 6 and runs through noon on May 14 and the zoo will announce the winning name on May 15. Votes can be cast once a day throughout the voting period.

Klipspringer Names:
Nadra (special)
Zuri (pretty)
Amira (princess)
Asha (hope)
Bahiya (beautiful)
Currently, the calf is behind-the-scenes being hand-reared by keepers after her mother could not provide adequate care. While the calf remains off exhibit, zoo guests can still visit klipspringers in Regenstein African Journey daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
For more voting, video, images and additional information, please visit www.lpzoo.org/namethebaby.


Media Contacts

Sharon Dewar
(312) 742-2246



Jillian Braun
(312) 742-5791


Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, a historic landmark founded in 1868, is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience. A leader in conservation science both globally and locally, the zoo exemplifies the highest quality animal care and educational outreach. The not-for-profit zoo, managed by The Lincoln Park Zoological Society, is a member-supported organization and one of the nation’s only free, privately managed zoos. For more information, call 312 -742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org.



Klipspringer update  (111MB .mp4)




Klipspringer video (90MB .mp4)