Facebook Fans Of Busch Gardens Have Spoken
Busch Gardens® Tampa Facebook Fans have spoken, and the name of the baby male gorilla is Enzi. The name was chosen after nearly 2,000 votes were submitted in a Facebook poll.
Enzi means “power” in Swahili, which is spoken by various communities living in Eastern Africa. The other name options were Birungi, meaning “bringer of good things,” and Bem, meaning “peace.”
The baby gorilla was born on Dec. 16 at Busch Gardens to 12-year old endangered western lowland gorilla, Pele. Both Pele and baby, along with Busch Gardens’ other gorillas, can be seen in the Myombe Reserve habitat at select times throughout the day.