Virginia Zoo wants public’s help in naming baby giraffe

Grow Your Business in Northern Virginia with digital marketing services from The W Agency

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk needs help naming a new baby giraffe.

The Virginian Pilot reports the zoo is taking suggestions for names that start with the letter “I” for the calf born June 4.

The calf’s mother is a Masai giraffe named Imara. A zoo spokeswoman called the calf’s birth “a happy surprise,” because zookeepers had suspicions Imara was pregnant but weren’t totally sure.

Masai giraffes are native to Tanzania and southern Kenya. They can reach up to 18 feet tall. The calf was 149 pounds and stood 5 feet, 11 inches tall at birth.

Anyone interested in submitting a name can do so online. If your name is picked, you’ll win a prize that includes free zoo tickets.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js?f405bc

The post Virginia Zoo wants public’s help in naming baby giraffe appeared first on WTOP.

from http://ift.tt/2sOKHkz

Digital Marketing Agency in Northern Virginia

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s