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Help name new giraffe calf at Indianapolis Zoo

Posted at 1:31 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 12:52:43-05

INDIANAPOLIS --  The Indianapolis Zoo's new giraffe calf is now one month old and he needs a name!

Zookeepers have selected three name options for the little (big?) guy:

  • Amazu (AH-mah-zoo) - which means "no one knows everything" in Nigerian
  • Jengo (JANE-goe) - which means "building" or "construction" in Swahili
  • Mshangao (ma-SHAN-goe) - which means "amazement" or "surprise" in Swahili

You can go vote for your favorite on the Zoo's Facebook page.

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Facebook users who like the Zoo's page can vote once per day.

One lucky fan will also be chosen at random to receive an Indianapolis Zoo prize pack, including a giraffe stuffed animal and four Zoo admission passes.

Voting will close at 11:59 p.m. on February 23 and results will be announced on February 24.


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