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Want to name this baby giraffe?

Can you help name this baby giraffe? Credit: Philip Joyce

Can you help name this baby giraffe? He's one of Hampshire's newest arrivals but he's lacking a moniker.

Visitors at Marwell wildlife park are being asked to help, by voting on what to call him.

The new arrival is mum Matilda's seventh calf and she is keeping a close eye on the youngster as he explores his new home.

The park’s giraffes have had a successful year of breeding with the arrival of Ruby a female giraffe in January and Olympia another female giraffe, being born in August.

Can you help name this baby giraffe? Credit: Philip Joyce

The possible names for the baby giraffe, born a week ago, are:

Mosi (meaning 'seventh child'), Tumani (meaning 'hope'), Dubaku (meaning 'seventh child'), Ndwiga (Kikuyu origin meaning 'giraffe'), Nsoah (Akan origin meaning 'seventh born').

Cast your vote here.

New name for new home

The penguins at Marwell Wildlife Park are enjoying the makeover Credit: Marwell Wildlife Park

Penguin World was originally opened in 1997 and following receipt of a generous donation from the Stainer Charitable Trust, they have given the home a £250,000 makeover. Penguin Cove will open at the end of May and visitors will be able to watch the charismatic birds explore their new home.


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