Late last month, a female reticulated rare giraffe was born at the Brights Zoo in northeastern Tennessee. Unlike her mother, she was born without spots, which is rare.
The Brights Zoo is celebrating the birth of a spotless giraffe and wants your help to come up with a name for this very rare animal.
“The international coverage of our baby giraffe with no spots has brought much-needed attention to the conservation of giraffes,” says Tony Bright, the founder of Brights Zoo. “Wild populations are getting close to extinction. In the last 30 years, 40% of the wild giraffe population has died out.”
Where and when was the rare spotless giraffe born?
The giraffe was born on July 31 at the Brights Zoo in Limestone, Tennessee, and can be seen there. Officials at the zoo say this is the only known giraffe without any spots, and the last one was born at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo.
What is a reticulated giraffe?
The reticulated giraffe has large brown spots that are divided by lines of cream color. The animal lives in the grasslands of East Africa and eats plants.
What is the height of rare spotless giraffe baby?
At the moment, the giraffe in Tennessee is 6 feet tall.
How many reticulated giraffes are still alive?
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation says that there are still about 16,000 reticulated giraffes in the wild.
Where can we vote for rare spotless giraffe baby?
You can vote on Brights zoo facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrightsZoo/
There are four name choices, you can choose one of your favorites. The names are Kipekee, which means “unique” in Swahili – a fitting name for an exceedingly rare baby.
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