Posted by: galapagosinc | February 24, 2010

Galapagos tortoises are taking up residence in Illinios

Brookfield Zoo is having a contest through March 12 for children ages 11 and under to help the zoo name some of their newest residents: four Galapagos tortoises.

Entry forms and ballot boxes can be found by the tortoises’ exhibit in the Perching Bird House or at Hamill Family Play Zoo. Forms can also be downloaded at czs.org/ NameA Tortoise and mailed to: Name a Tortoise, Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Completed entries have to be placed in ballot boxes or postmarked by March 12 and received by March 17. Completed entries must include  a suggested name for one of the tortoises, an explanation in 50 words or less why that name was chosen, the entrant’s name, complete address, telephone number and a parent or legal guardian’s signature.

One entry per person is allowed.

Winners will be chosen by a panel comprised of the Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Programs staff and president and CEO Stuart Strahl.

Winners will be announced March 22.

Winners will receive a “Share the Care” package for the tortoise they named and the opportunity to come to the zoo with up to five family members and  meet the tortoises and some of the keepers that care for them.

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