Name search for Perth Zoo’s giraffe calf

Picture: Perth Zoo
Picture: Perth Zoo

PERTH Zoo will soon be up to its neck in suggestions of a name for its newest arrival.

The 169cm male giraffe calf was born to second-time mum Kitoto and dad Armani on October 7.

Now, the community is being asked to submit suggestions for a name, which must be of an African dialect, on the zoo’s website.

Picture: Perth Zoo

The competition winner will enjoy an exclusive giraffe experience and meet the zoologists who dedicate their lives to caring for the Perth giraffe herd.

Giraffes have suffered a 40 per cent population decline in the past 30 years, making the zoo’s breeding efforts more important than ever.

Picture: Perth Zoo

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the birth of the calf was an exciting wildlife conservation achievement.

“With fewer than 80,000 giraffes roaming the African plains, every calf born is important,” he said

“At 19 days old, the youngster has already raised awareness about his species.”

To submit an entry, visit http://www.perthzoo.com.au.

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