Nashville Zoo is naming one of its goats Pekka in honor of recently retired Nashville Predators’ goalie Pekka Rinne.
The Nashville Predators Foundation and the Nashville Zoo have collaborated on many fun projects over the years, including this one. Officials said it seemed fitting to have the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) of the Nashville Predators be honored by having a goat named after him.
Pekka, the goat, can be seen by guests at the Zoo’s Grassmere Historic Home and Farm where he lives with his female companion, Kimber. The one-year-old Pekka has been chosen to be the Zoo’s breeding male with hopes of baby goats in the future.
In conjunction with the animal naming, the Nashville Predators Foundation, is offering plush goats for sale with proceeds benefiting the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund. More information here.