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Fota Wildlife Park Name Baby Tapir

Fota Wildlife Park Name Baby Tapir

The name Sophia was chosen by lead warden Aidan Rafferty and fellow wardens at Fota Wildlife Park, the name was picked from a shortlist of names selected from the hundreds of entries received online. It is a popular girls name in Brazil.

Some of the most popular names suggested by the public included Rio and Olympia, with the Olympics being held in Brazil this year. But Sophia was the winner in the end, fitting with parents, Basil and Maya and brother Thiago.

Many thanks to everyone who gave entered names online and congratulations to John Murphy in Mallow who gave the winning suggestion.