Springbok star sends zebra foal naming competition winners a special message

5 Apr 2024

The Kammanassie Nature Reserve recently held a competition for locally based primary school learners where they had to name a Cape mountain zebra foal born earlier this year. The entries came from two farm schools, Scheeperskraal and Kommandantsdrif, with the best male and female zebra name selected. CapeNature wishes to congratulate Samantha Esau (female Zebra name: Cleopatra) and Jamie-Leah Stuurman (male Zebra name: Kolbe) who received their eco-friendly prizes from the Kammanassie team on 9 February 2024. It is clear the Rugby World Cup had a remarkable influence on young South Africans and the choice of name for the zebra foal. The Kammanassie team reached out to Springbok hero Cheslin Kolbe to find out if he would be willing to congratulate the winning pair and he graciously sent a WhatsApp video to Samantha and Jamie-Leah. CapeNature is ecstatic with his message and amazed at how a small local competition can have a significant impact on learners. We are extremely grateful to Cheslin Kolbe for his inspirational message.

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