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Busch Gardens Tampa's baby rhino finally has a name

Busch Gardens Tampa’s newest baby rhino to be christened Nyota was born Oct. 16.

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Busch Gardens Tampa’s newest baby rhino to be christened Nyota was born Oct. 16.

Busch Gardens' baby rhino gets a name

It didn't take a trip up to Pride Rock for Busch Gardens Tampa's newest baby rhino to be christened Nyota. Facebook fans chose the Swahili word meaning star to name the female southern white rhinoceros that was born in the theme park's birthing pavilion on Oct. 16. Now, caretakers will know what to call out at the scamp rushing toward vehicles on the Serengeti Safari Tour. Nyota was introduced into the park's herd last month with her mother, Kasiri. To see the mother-daughter duo, you'll have to pay park admission to Busch Gardens Tampa, starting at $75 on buschgardens.com, and then pay for the Safari tour inside the park ($29).

Robbyn Mitchell, Times staff writer

Busch Gardens Tampa's baby rhino finally has a name 11/13/15 [Last modified: Friday, November 13, 2015 5:10pm]
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