MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Zoo’s baby giraffe needs a name! The new female was born in the early evening of April 26th to first-time mom Marlee, and dad, Bahatika.
The youngster is doing well, nursing from mom, and spending time acclimating to the other giraffes and her new surroundings. But, she needs a name, and the Milwaukee County Zoo would like the public to help us choose a favorite.
Following are several giraffe names from which to choose:
- Abena – Born on a Tuesday
- Kibibi – Little lady
- Makena – The happy one
- Shani – Marvelous
- Zola – To love
Votes can be cast on the Zoo’s website: maukeezoo.orgilw
Anyone is eligible to cast a vote; and Milwaukee County Zoo officails ask that you please only vote once.
Voting begins May 18 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on May 24. The votes will be tabulated, and the winning name will be announced May 26 at 10 a.m. on her one-month birthday!