KARACHI - Scores of kids of the metropolis on Saturday approached the Community Development Department (CDD) of the City government to suggest and propose the names of four elephants which were likely to be brought in the City next week from Tanzania. CDD had earlier invited the children, from the age group of 8 to12, to propose the names of four baby elephants. It is for the first time in the zoo, safari and wildlife history of the country that four elephants will be arriving at one time. The CDD two weeks ago had invited the children through advertisement in the newspapers to propose and suggest the names of four arriving baby elephants which were being imported from Tanzania. June 13 was fixed as last date for submitting the suggested names to the CDD office at the City governments head office at Civic Centre by regular mail or by courier. The names which were sent through SMS, internet, e-mail and mobile phones were not accepted, Syed Shaiq Ali of CDD, in-charge of this programme, told The Nation on Saturday. The DO of the department, Rashid Ali Khan, said that when he viewed the letters of the children, he felt that todays children were more creative than their predecessors because of the way they proposed such wonderful and fascinating names for the elephants. He said that they had received several names through letters and SMS, but only the letters were considered as per the announcement. Shaiq admitted that if the department invited the children to suggest names through internet and e-mail, the participating numbers could be increased in millions, and therefore, it was difficult for the department to manage it. Thus, we followed the letters so that those who were really interested and wanted to put their suggested names would post the letters and the outcome of it was 100 per cent. He said that he could not describe the names proposed by the kids as all the names were confidential and a three-member committee constituted by the high-ups of the City govt would select the names. The winning children will be given awards and their pictures will be taken with the elephants, he added. Meanwhile, the preparations of importing the four elephants in the City are in full swing at Safari park, as all four animals would be kept here for quarantine as well as for a longer period, because the development work at Karachi Zoo would be started soon on the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari, sources said.