Voting Starts to Name Baby Giraffe
Starting Friday, Milwaukee County Zoo visitors can vote to name the baby giraffe online.
The baby giraffe was born on September 16 and stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall. His mother’s name is Ziggy and father’s name is Bahatika.
Zoo would like the public to help choose their favorite!
The names are:
- Asante Swahili word meaning “thank you”
Also the name of this giraffe calf’s grandfather
- Jua Swahili word meaning “sunrise”
- Kayin Word of African origin; meaning “long awaited child”
- Mwana Swahili word meaning “son”
- Tafari Word of African origin; meaning “he who inspires awe”
Votes can be cast on the Zoo’s website: milwaukeezoo.org
Anyone is eligible to vote; and one vote per person is appreciated. Votes will be accepted beginning October 9 through midnight, October 15. Votes will be tabulated, and the winning name will be announced at the Zoo on October 16 – marking the giraffe’s one-month birthday.