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The Virginia Zoo welcomed a Masai giraffe calf on May 26, 2020.

At birth, the baby weighed 146 pounds and stood about six feet tall. Mom, Noelle, is an attentive parent and the calf is nursing regularly and the two are bonding well. The Zoo’s male giraffe, Billy, is the father.

To help support the Zoo’s operations, the Zoo is asking everyone to help name the baby giraffe!

In an extra fun naming contest, anyone can submit a name suggestion for just $5. The names will then be narrowed down to five options by Zoo staff and Billy, the calf’s father, will choose the final name!

How will a giraffe pick the name?

The Zoo will reveal this during a Virtual Voyage on June 11. Name entries will be accepted from June 1 to June 9, 2020 at 4 pm.  The top five names will be announced on June 10.

Donate a minimum of $5 to submit ONE name for our giraffe.  All donations support the Operating Fund.