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Over 3,100 votes were cast for the name for the male giraffe calf born on Wednesday, September 7 and with a whopping 37 percent of the vote, Bakari is the new name of the calf.

“Bakari means hopeful and promising, and we hope that Bakari will inspire action to save giraffes from the ‘silent extinction’ they are currently experiencing,” said Anne Shimerdla, president and CEO of Blank Park Zoo.

Blank Park Zoo is also announcing that Bakari will be able to be seen by Zoo guests beginning Tuesday, October 4. This date is tentative depending on factors such as training, weather, etc.


Click here to donate to Blank Park Zoo in honor of the new giraffe calf.


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