Omaha zoo's littlest giraffe given sweet name

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announced the name of the new giraffe calf that joined the herd last month.

The zoo announced in a Facebook live on Friday that the little girl giraffe will be called Zoe.

The zoo held a Facebook contest to choose the name for the calf, and ultimately chose the name of a little girl who recently died of cancer and loved giraffes.

Zoe's teacher, Josh Stephens, asked other Facebook users to vote for the name in memory of his late student.

The calf was born on April 16 and is the third calf of mom, Dottie, and dad, Jawara.

Zoe and Dottie can be seen in the Syd and Betty Cate Giraffe Herd Rooms.