spotless giraffe

Rare Spotless Giraffe Born in Tennessee Zoo Now Needs a Name

The rare spotless giraffe born in a Tennessee zoo last month has made many headlines ever since its birth- but just like its spots, its missing a name as well.

A giraffe without spots was recently born at Brights Zoo in Limestone, Tennessee. The zoo is now seeking the input of the public to come up with a fitting name for the unique giraffe, which was born on July 31 and is currently being exhibited at the zoo. According to zoo staff, this remarkable giraffe is the only known spotless one of its kind. The previous instance of such a giraffe being born was at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo in 1972.

On August 22, the zoo initiated a voting process for the female giraffe’s name via its Facebook page. Individuals will have the opportunity to select from a list of four names:

  • Kipekee, which means “unique”
  • Firyali, which means “unusual or extraordinary”
  • Shakiri, which means “she is most beautiful”
  • Jamella, which means “one of great beauty”

You can now cast your vote to name the adorably unique animal.