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Name the new baby giraffe at the Virginia Zoo!

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Virginia Zoo New Baby Giraffe

photo courtesy of the Virginia Zoo

This cutie is the newest member of the Virginia Zoo’s Giraffe family, and I am also extra partial to him because he shares my birthday! If your active family would like to weigh in on what his name should be, this post is for you!

The giraffe Keepers have chosen a final list of five names and the rest is up to the community! You can vote for one of the following names on this link for a $5 donation (to zoo programming).

  • Norman
  • Milton
  • Neville
  • Mchanga (means sand in Swahili because he really likes playing with the sand)
  • Kuzco (for his resemblance to Kuzco the Llama)

If you would like to vote in person at the Virginia Zoo you can submit your votes Saturday – Monday, January 15-17, 2022 from 10am-4pm at the Zoo Gift Shop. Due to the cool temperatures, Noelle and her new addition are not yet out and about in the giraffe exhibit, but you can check in on them from inside the giraffe and rhino barn throughout the day.

Timed tickets and advance reservations required, purchase tickets at virginiazoo.org/tickets.