Press release: Naming competition for baby giraffe

On January 25, 2012, a baby was born to Jael, our Rothschild giraffe. The 6 feet, 120 lb. female calf is receiving around the clock care from the zoo staff. Future plans for the baby include the construction of a runway that will lead to the giraffe enclosure. Also, as the weather begins to warm up, the Zoo hopes to be able to allow the public to view her.

"Because she was much anticipated by the public, the Parks & Recreation Department would like for the community to name her. I wish to hold a citywide contest to name the baby. The winner of the contest will have their name on a plaque and receive a family year pass to the zoo," advised Parks & Recreation Director Bill Bizzell on Thursday. Clovis residents wishing to submit written nominations for the name of the baby giraffe should send these together with their contact information (name, address and phone number/e-mail) to the Clovis Parks & Recreation Department at 500 Sycamore, Clovis, NM 88101 between Monday, February 6th, 2012 and 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 29th, 2012.

Should you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (575) 769-7870.

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