Find Out The Winning Name For April’s Calf!
Over the past few weeks, people from all over the world had cast their vote for the name of the new bull calf at Animal Adventure Park. And this morning, we finally got the result!
Of the top 10 names people could vote on, one was “Alyssa’s Choice” Alyssa is one of the calf’s handlers, and the majority decided that Alyssa should get the naming rights to April’s bull calf. Alyssa and another handler came up with the name Tajiri, which is a Swahili name for “hope” and “confidence.”
“It is a hope for giraffes,” she said. “We have been able to give giraffes a voice … and given the species a hope.” USA Today
We have our name! Tajiri the baby Giraffe. Tajiri is Swahili for HOPE. We will call him “Taj” pic.twitter.com/J64Bk7QOEp
— April The Giraffe (@AprilTheGiraffe) May 1, 2017