It’s a Girl! SSE Airtricity and Dublin Zoo launch competition to name the baby Gorilla

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15th May 2019

It’s a Girl! SSE Airtricity and Dublin Zoo launch competition to name the baby Gorilla

SSE Airtricity and Dublin Zoo are delighted to announce that the sex of the baby gorilla born recently at Dublin Zoo is female. We have also launched a competition to find a name for the new arrival and win a year’s free electricity in the process. As Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy and proud sustainability partner to Dublin Zoo, we're very excited to share this exciting competition.

The baby gorilla who was born on April 1 2019 weighing just 2-2.5kg, is the first offspring of Bangui and Kafi and represents a significant contribution for this critically endangered species.

To help name the latest arrival people can visit and suggest a name that reflects her West African origin.

Helen Clarke-Bennett, Team Leader of the African Plains at Dublin Zoo commented:

“We’re delighted to be able to share this news with our fans and really look forward to their help in picking a name for the latest addition to our gorilla troop. Since her birth, a little over 6 weeks ago, the baby gorilla has been hugely popular amongst visitors to the Zoo and we’ve been very pleased with how she’s settled in”.

Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction, and welcomes over one million visitors a year, representing a significant opportunity for SSE Airtricity to further enhance public understanding around the importance of sustainability. This allows SSE Airtricity to build on their recent work in celebrating the difference we can all make by choosing to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle.

Commenting on the announcement Aine Plunkett, Head of Marketing here at SSE Airtricity said:

“We’re delighted to be able to reveal Dublin Zoo’s latest arrival is a female and also offer the public the opportunity to help name her. Our partnership with Dublin Zoo is of importance to our mission of building a deeper awareness and understanding of the importance of sustainability and we look forward to sharing more experiences than ever before with Dublin Zoo and SSE Airtricity customers”.

Why not visit Dublin Zoo and see the baby gorilla for yourself. As official sustainability partner to Dublin Zoo, we’re delighted to bring you some exciting new zoo treats with SSE Reward, as well as sharing our sustainability stories with you. SSE Airtricity customers benefits from a 20% discount at Dublin Zoo. As an SSE Reward member, you can avail of a free tea at Dublin Zoo. For more information visit

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