Cast your vote for cuteness, help name Indianapolis Zoo’s new giraffe calf


Photo of new giraffe calf courtesy of the Indianapolis Zoo

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 10, 2016) – The Indianapolis Zoo is inviting fans to help name their new giraffe calf!

The zoo set up a poll on their Facebook page where the public can vote on a name for the one-month-old male calf.

Zookeepers have preselected three names to choose from: Amazu (AH-mah-zoo), meaning “no one knows everything” in Nigerian; Jengo (JANE-goe), a Swahili word meaning “building” or “construction”; Mshangao (ma-SHAN-goe), meaning “amazement” or “surprise” in Swahili.

The poll opened at 6 a.m. this morning and it will close at 11:59 p.m. on February 23. The new name will be announced February 24!

Facebook users who like the zoo’s page can vote once per day. Additionally, one lucky fan will be chosen at random to receive an Indianapolis zoo prize pack, including a giraffe plush and four zoo admission passes.

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