TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — There are only a few hours left to help name the big flamingo sculpture at Tampa International Airport.
The airport announced its three finalists:
- Cora – Submitted by Glorianne P.: “Because the official name of the art piece is ‘Home’, we can expand on that and consider the phrase ‘Home is Where the Heart is.’ Cora is short for Corazon, which translates to heart in Spanish.”
- Finn – Submitted by Braxton W.: “Finn the flamingo has the perfect ring to it. Every time I see a flamingo, it looks like they have fins on their feet that they forgot to take off. It always makes me laugh.”
- Phoebe – Submitted by James M.: “A play on Phoenicopterus – the flamingo’s scientific name ‘Phoebe’ is also a playful alliterative to flamingo and means brilliantly inquisitive. The overall ‘Home’ sculpture is literally brilliant and reveals the flamingo’s inquisitiveness as it hunts for food in the shallows.”
During the first round of the Name the Flamingo contest, more than 65,000 entries were made.
You can submit your vote at nametheflamingo.com. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 2.