Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Si Racha welcomes new baby hippo, holds contest for name


The Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Si Racha has welcomed a new baby hippopotamus recently. The name of the baby hippo is up for voting with prizes on the line.

Mr. Anuphong Anon, the deputy director of the Khao Kheow Open Zoo, told The Pattaya News, “We are very glad we have welcomed a new baby hippopotamus.”

“The baby is a female hippo which was born on January 14th last month. The hippo is, in my opinion, a present for everyone who visits the zoo and is very healthy.” Anuphong added.

“The baby hippo has not been given a name yet. We now have two names we are considering which are ‘Moo Wan’ and ‘Bacon’.” Anuphong continued.

People can vote for their hippo’s name in the link until April 5th.”

“A winner, which will be randomly chosen from the most votes for the baby hippo’s name, will receive 3,000 baht. Ten others will receive free entry to the zoo. The results will be announced on April 12.” Anuphong concluded.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.