Help the Indianapolis Zoo name its baby giraffe

(Photo Supplied/ Indianapolis Zoo)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): The Indianapolis Zoo is turning to Facebook and the public to choose a name for a baby giraffe that’s the zoo’s newest addition.

The 6-foot-tall, 158-pound male reticulated giraffe was born Jan. 9. Zoo officials say the feisty, month-old calf and his 18-year-old mother, Takasa, are doing well.

Zookeepers have selected three names for a poll on the zoo’s Facebook page. The name that gets the most votes will become the calf’s name.

The choices are: Amazu which means “no one knows everything” in Nigerian; Jengo, a Swahili word meaning “building” or “construction” and Mshangao, which means “amazement” or “surprise” in Swahili.

Voting opens at 6 a.m. on Feb. 10, and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 23. The winning name will be announced the next day.


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