After a LONG process of sifting through more than 4,000 names from all over the world, the Cincinnati Zoo has narrowed the field down to three. It certainly was a TALL task for the Zoo’s giraffe keepers, but they agreed on three finalists: “Zuri” (Beautiful), “Mara” (Spotted) and “Nya” (Purpose).
Which do you like best?
Vote for your favorite by Thursday, April 14, at midnight. Official name will be announced on Friday, April 15. (One vote per person.)
305 thoughts on “Vote for Your Favorite Giraffe Name”
i think it should be lucy lash
Unity should be the name of him!!!
Unity is the best name!
Definitely princess pink!
“Omega” is my suggestion. I believe I’m too late to enter the contest to officially vote, but here it is anyway.
I love that name!
We like Nya! Every living thing has a purpose created by God. She is beautiful! Nya is a special name for a special baby girl giraffe.
I like Mara it is close to my daughter’s (Marisa) name and I hear the moms name is Tessa.
zuri is very cute and beautiful name for a girrafe baby
Nya is a wonderful name for a wonderful girrafe
Nya all the way.
P.S. the girrafe is beautiful
nya means a coo of excitement, so nya is the best!!!!!!!
I think she is so cute. I liked the name for beautiful but she is more “cute” than beautiful-and Mara means spotted and that fits her. I couldn’t find the meaning of purpose just by looking at her. So Mara….
These names are terrible.
Do you have any idea for better names!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously Steve.you suck p-p-p-pussy!
yea terrible like you, if there that bad then why don’t you come up with a a name
I love the name Nya…..such a pretty name.
Zuri is amazing! 🙂 She even looks like a Zuir!
I like the meaning of Zuri but Nya has a much prettier sound.
Zuri Nya, a combination of the two = beautiful purpose
You have to name her Tulip!
Love the name “Zuri”. Definitely fits her.
What a wonderful gift for our Cincinnati zoo. Zuri is a great name
ZURI…so pretty :0)
MARA!!!! I know a beautiful little girl who also has the name Maura. She wants so bad for it to have the same name. She is adorable and would make a good spokesman for you if you do decide to use it. 🙂
I like Zuri, she is soooo beautiful!!
I vote Zuri…she is indeed beautiful
i like zuri
We like Zuri – She is so cute!!
Zuri is soooooooooooooo cute
I would say that it should be Zuri if it is a boy and Nya if it is a girl.
Zuri Is the best and she’s beautiful as everyone’s been saying. 🙂
I think Zuri is the best! 🙂
I picked ginger because it is a little cutie
i always liked that name
i love the name zuri its adorable!!!! 🙂
I like Amy!It’s really cute.
I love the name Mara! She is really spotty!! 🙂
i LOVE THE NAME lizzy
I love the name Mara. Such a graceful animal.
Although she is beautiful, I think she looks more like a Mara. Although, it might be interesting to name her Nnati, as she is a little ‘short for’ Cincinnati . . .
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