Help name our new baby giraffe
Monday 1 September 2008
There's one thing that the keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo just can't agree on - the name of the new baby giraffe. Each keeper has their own favourite, so they’re calling on you to decide.
The long-awaited male giraffe calf, standing just under 6ft tall, made his arrival last month. He was born to mother Savannah, her second calf, after a 15-month pregnancy.
Just after the birth Team Leader Cliff Tack said: “We are delighted to have another giraffe calf here at Whipsnade and his birth is very important for the European breeding programme. He is a very lively character too and his mother is coping very well.”
But what should we call him?
There are five names that his keepers can't choose between. They are:
Mtoto - which means 'baby' in Swahili
Twiga - which means 'giraffe' in Swahili
Shingo - which means 'neck' in Swahili
Bolt - after long-legged Beijing Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt
Puzzle - his keepers say he is a very curious boy.
Now you get to decide.
Watch him in action in the video below and then register your vote for his name in our online poll:
Voting has now closed