BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Zoo has officially named its new baby giraffe Burreaux after a public naming contest.
The three names to choose between were Romeo, Burreaux, and Kiume (Swahili for masculine and strong).
The public voted for Burreaux after LSU’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow.
The public voted for their favored giraffe calf name by making a donation to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo. Over $2,000 was raised and all donations will go toward conservation efforts.
Burreaux was born Thursday, Dec. 26. to first-time mother, Rosie, and a 13-year-old father, Rowan.
His birth marks the 20th giraffe born at the Baton Rouge Zoo and the first giraffe successfully born in Baton Rouge since 2001.
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