Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo has announced the second birth of a baby giraffe in March. Until now, the zoo had not seen the birth of a giraffe calf since 2007.
The unnamed calf was born Sunday March 25. Her mother is 16-year-old Twigi and her father is 3 and a half year old Jawara.
On March 16, a female giraffe was born weighing 150 pounds and standing 6 feet tall. Its mother is 12-year old Morgan and its father is also Jawara.
In case you’re wondering, Jawara means “a lover of peace”.
The zoo now has a total of two male and six female giraffes.
Neither giraffe calf has a name. The zoo is asking the general public to submit an entry to name them. The official entry box can be found in front of the indoor giraffe exhibit in the Giraffe Complex.
Name submissions will be accepted through Sunday April 15. The suggestions will be considered by a panel of zoo keepers. The winning names will be announces Friday April 27.
Those who submit the winning names will receive a unique zoo gift bag and a behind-the-scenes tour.
A random drawing will determine one winner if the winning names have multiple entries.