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Friday 17 July 2015

Vote to name our Zany Zebra!

Last month we ran a competition for students and staff to win the chance to name Southampton Solent’s zebra sculpture, which will be part of Marwell’s Zany Zebras public art extravaganza coming to Southampton in 2016.

The 19 entries were shortlisted by the University’s Marketing Director Tere Daly and we’re pleased to announce the top ten names, which will now go to a public vote.

Top ten shortlisted entries for our Zany Zebra naming competition


Help us choose a personality for our zebra, vote for your favourite name on our Solent Official Facebook page by Friday 31 July 2015. The winning name will be announced in early August via our social media accounts. Good luck to all our short-listed entrants!

Please note we will need to check with Marwell that the winning name hasn’t been already taken. If it has, we will use the runner-up.

What is Zany Zebras?

We have joined the stampede to support Marwell’s Zany Zebras, helping to bring art to the streets and parks of Southampton. For the ‘mane’ event, Marwell’s Zany Zebras will gallop through the streets of the city for ten weeks during summer 2016, creating a fun, family friendly trail for all to enjoy.

The herd of sculptures will showcase artistic talent in the local area, highlight the plight of zebras in the wild and encourage visitors to experience Southampton. There will also be a trail of replica miniature Marwell Zany Zebras hidden throughout Marwell Zoo itself.

At the end of the ‘mane’ event, the large sculptures will be sold at auction to raise funds to conserve endangered Grevy’s zebras and support communities living in the arid rangelands of northern Kenya.