CHESTER Zoo and Rhino Mania are launching a competition and inviting children aged five-11 to send in their birthday cards to celebrate Bashira the rhino’s first birthday on Saturday, May 15.
The zoo’s rhino keepers will judge the entries and the winner will receive a rhino adoption package and their award winning card will appear in The Chester Chronicle.
As a supporter of the Rhino Mania public art event in July, the zoo has created a rhino birthday card template which can be downloaded from www.chesterzoo.org.
All entries must use the template card available from the zoo’s website and state the name, age, address and phone number. The competition is only open to children aged five-11 years old.
Send your decorated birthday card entries to: Birthday Card Competition, (Marketing), Chester Zoo, Cedar House, Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 1LH. Deadline for entries is Friday, May 7.
From July 5, the Rhino Mania event will showcase up to 70 5ft high rhinos along the streets of Chester for ten weeks from July, highlighting the artistic talents and cultural gems of the area.
The trail will go through the city, from the river to the business park, out to the Zoo and through Chester’s neighbourhoods
Each rhino will be painted by local and regional professional artists and community groups, with many of them being auctioned off to raise funds for Chester Zoo’s Black Rhino Field Project in Africa and Ellesmere Port’s Hospice of the Good Shepherd at the end of the event.