IT’S OFFICIAL! Baton Rouge Zoo names new baby giraffe ‘Burreaux’ after public contest

IT’S OFFICIAL! Baton Rouge Zoo names new baby giraffe ‘Burreaux’ after public contest
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo on Thursday, Dec. 26 welcomed a male reticulated giraffe. The calf has officially named Burreaux. (Source: BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo)

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 are Romeo, Burreaux, and Kiume.

The public voted for Burreaux after LSU’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow.

The Top 3 Finalists were Romeo, Burreaux, and Kiume (Swahili for masculine and strong).

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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