Jerry, rough, long neck?
No, the female giraffe calf at Perth Zoo was named Zahara.
And if you’re wondering what that means, Zahara means flower or blooming flower in Swahili.
This name was chosen from 14,000 entries submitted through a public contest.
“”Western Australia has certainly stretched out and named the female giraffe calf, which has its head and shoulders above the other calves, “Western Australia’s Prime Minister Mark Magawan said on Saturday. ..
“I’m happy to announce that the name of the female giraffe calf at Perth Zoo is Zahara.
“This name was chosen from thousands of entries submitted through a contest that gave the community the opportunity to celebrate this birth and the important protective role played by the local zoo.
“The birth of Zahara is the culmination of a great deal of effort and collaboration with zoos in other regions, and Perth Zoo welcomed two giraffe calves to the world this year instead of one.”
Environment Minister Amber Jade Sanderson encouraged people to visit the zoo and Zahara.
“Thanks to everyone who participated in the latest female giraffe naming contest at Perth Zoo,” she said.
“The reaction is overwhelming and shows how special these majestic animals are.
“The Swahili name helps zoo visitors better understand the origin of the species and the importance of calves as ambassadors to their wild cousins.
“Come to Perth Zoo and help celebrate this new arrival. It’s a very special time at the State Zoo.”
Perth Zoo named the young giraffe calf Zahara after 14,000 proposals were made in the name competition
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