The Santa Barbara Zoo is asking the public for help in choosing a name for one of their female Bennett’s wallabies.
Zoo staff have narrowed the names down to four to choose from:
- Inala – named after a suburb of Brisbane which means “rest time” or “night time” in the Bundjalung language
- Lowanna – which means “woman” in the Palawa language of Tasmania
- Coral: named after the Great Barrier Reef
- Kalina: which means “to love” in the Wemba Wemba language
The wallaby will be living at the zoo’s new Australian Walkabout. A 15,000 square-foot habitat where people can see many animals native to Australia.
The winning name will be announced on the Santa Barbara Zoo’s social media pages on March 2.