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Pick The Name Of Greenwich's New Baby Giraffe

You can pick the name for the newborn Rothschild giraffe at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center.
You can pick the name for the newborn Rothschild giraffe at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the LEO Zoological Conservation Center

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The first giraffe ever to be born in the state of Connecticut came into the world at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich on Friday - and now you have the chance to name her.

The center is accepting names for the newborn giraffe on its website through Friday .

The newborn giraffe is a rare Rothschild giraffe, native to Africa. There are fewer than 670 of this particular kind of giraffe left in the wild.

Petal, a 6-year-old Rothschild giraffe, gave birth to a female calf after a relatively short labor. Several other giraffes watched the event, the release said.

The calf was standing on its own within 30 minutes of its birth, according to the center.

Click here to enter the giraffe-naming contest .

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