NY zoo’s baby giraffe named Tajiri, Swahili for hope

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The baby giraffe born at an upstate New York zoo to internet star April has a name.

Animal Adventure Park owner Jordan Patch announced Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the male calf born April 15 has been named Tajiri (tah-JEER’-ee), a Swahili word that means hope.

The name was the winning entry in the zoo’s online contest. The giraffe will be called “Taj” for short.

The zoo’s live stream of April’s pregnancy was the second most...

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