Welcome, Njeri! Oklahoma Metropolis Zoo reveals latest giraffe calf’s identify following contest


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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) -The Oklahoma Metropolis Zoo and Botanical Backyard says its latest giraffe has lastly acquired her identify after a naming contest was hosted via October 3.

First-time mother, Julu gave start to her calf on Sept. 15.

The Zoo’s hoofstock caretakers chosen 4 identify choices consultant of their connection to the calf:

  • Najuma (Na-juma): Swahili for abounding pleasure. Impressed by the final identify of OKC civil rights activist, Ayanna Najuma, who participated within the 1958 sit-in at Katz Drug Retailer, Oklahoma Metropolis, when she was seven years previous.
  • Acacia (A-kay-sha): An African tree that giraffes eat.
  • Mosi (Mo-sey): Swahili for first little one.
  • Njeri (N-jeri): Means warrior.

Now, Zoo officers say the general public has determined!

Njeri is the second born calf on the zoo this summer season; the primary, Kioni, was born on June 3 to Julu’s mom, Ellie.

The Zoo’s giraffe household contains 6-year-old Julu and new child Njeri, 2-year-old Mashamba, 21-year-old Ellie, 4-month-old Kioni, and 4-year-old Demetri, father of each calves.

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