Omaha zoo asks for public's help naming newborn giraffe

Published: Apr. 23, 2019 at 3:41 PM CDT
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An Omaha zoo is asking for the public's health in naming a giraffe born last week.

The calf was born April 16 to Dottie, a 19-year-old female giraffe, and Jawara, a 10-year-old male. The third calf born by Dottie, it weighed 152 pounds and measured around 6 feet tall a day after birth.

Dottie and the calf are on display to zoo guests in a separate area of the giraffe exhibit before they're introduced to the rest of the herd in the upcoming weeks. There are currently 11 giraffes at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium -- one male and 10 females, including the new calf.

Name suggestions are accepted on the zoo's Facebook page beginning Friday through May 10. The winning name will be announced May 17.

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