Vote now! Public invited to help name Milwaukee County Zoo’s new baby giraffe

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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.

Giraffe born at Milwaukee County Zoo

Giraffe born at Milwaukee County Zoo

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!


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