Wonderful news – Emily Kate, the Born Free Foundation’s young adopted elephant, has just given birth to her very first calf.
Now we’d like you to help us name him!12-year old Emily Kate, named by our Patron Martin Clunes after his own daughter, lives with her family in Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
The birth of the new baby boy was announced by elephant expert Cynthia Moss, director of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants. Cynthia, who monitors Amboseli’s elephants in the world’s longest-running wild elephant study, has been supported by Born Free for over 20 years.
The ‘EB’ elephant family is world-famous, thanks to the BBC’s Echo of the Elephants tv series. Emily Kate’s mother was Echo, the remarkable ‘matriarch’ elephant, who sadly died of old age in 2009. Fortunately Emily Kate has a large family to help her at this important time, including older sisters who are experienced mothers.
Renowned actor Martin Clunes, is over the moon. “What a thrill,” he exclaimed, “It's just so exciting. What shall we call him... ‘Martin’ has a nice ring to it?" Great idea thanks Martin! But unfortunately every member of the EB family has to have a name starting with ‘E’.
Will YOU help us name our bouncing baby boy?
Our competition is free to enter for everyone who adopts Emily Kate. The winner will get to name her calf and will receive an exclusive photograph of Emily and her son, personally signed by our Founder, Virginia McKenna OBE.
The competition is open to everyone who adopts Emily Kate the elephant. If you’re not already an adopter please call 01403 240170, or adopt here. You will recieve a competition entry flyer in you're adoption pack.
The calf is male and his name must begin with ‘E’, you CANNOT use any of these names (already taken):
EAMON, EASTWOOD, EBENEZER, ED, EDGAR, EDNEY, EDO, EDUARDO,
EDWARD NORTON, EGGNOG, EIDAN, EJAC, EKTOR, ELDON, ELIF,
ELIJAH, ELIOT, ELMO, ELOI, ELTON, ELTONIN, ELUAI, ELY, EMAIL, EMILE,
EMILIO, EMMANUAL, EMMET, EMO, EMOROO, ENRIQUE, ENTEBBE,
ENTITO, ENUGO, EPULU, EQUINOX, ERASMUS, EREMIT, ERIC,
ERIDAMUS, ERROL, ERWIN, ESAU, ESCAPE, ESPOSITO, EXPRESSO,
ESIEN, ETHAN, EUGENE, EVANDER, EWAN, EXCEL, EXPLORER, EZRA
Adopters help protect Emily Kate and her family from ivory poachers, and safeguard the species.
Competition closes 30th June 2013*
*Your adoption must be valid on the 30th June 2013 to enter the competition, Terms & conditions apply, see www.bornfree.org.uk/terms for details.