AN ELLESMERE PORT schoolgirl was the lucky winner of a birthday card competition for one of Chester Zoo’s rhinos.
Bashira is celebrating its first birthday on Saturday (May 15) after receiving hundreds of birthday cards designed for a competition run by Chester Zoo and Rhino Mania.
Jody Jones, seven, of St Bernard’s Primary School in Ellesmere Port, won the competition.
Proud dad Phil Jones, of Park Road, said: “She found out on Monday.
“She was very excited. It was a competition run through the school.
“She’s really made up about adopting a rhino and will get an information pack and a plaque. She will be going to visit Bashira as soon as she can.”
The entries, by children aged between five-11, were judged by the zoo’s rhino keepers and as the winner Jody will now receive a Chester Zoo rhino adoption package.
For 10 weeks from July 5, the Rhino Mania event will showcase up to 70 5ft high model rhinos around the streets of Chester, highlighting the artistic talents and cultural gems of the area.