Tenessee's Brights Zoo in Limestone welcomed a new member, the solid brown giraffe, on July 31, a baby giraffe that has no spots | Image: AP
US Zoo in Tennessee has the cutest newborn spotless giraffe which has attracted the interest of the netizens too. Tenessee's Brights Zoo in Limestone welcomed a new member, the solid brown giraffe, on July 31, a baby giraffe that has no spots, reported the New York Post. Notably, such kind of breed is believed to be the only living one of her kind.
Notably, the zoo has not yet named the giraffe and posted on the social media platform, Facebook, that they would officially " start the naming choices tomorrow morning". Further, officials have been seeking an expert opinion on the brown spotless calf, reported the NY Post citing a local media outlet.
While sharing the details of the cutest newborn spotless and fully brown baby giraffe, Bright’s Zoo said, "Giraffe experts believe she is the only solid-coloured reticulated giraffe living anywhere on the planet.” Further, six feet tall baby giraffe has been “thriving” under her mother's care. The picture of the mother-daughter duo has been circulated on social media platforms, where one can see the mother taking care of her calf. Here are the photos:
I can’t get enough of Tennessee’s new spotless giraffe 😍 pic.twitter.com/NvGoTxVHA5— Northern Sparrow (@NorthernSprw) August 22, 2023
The rare spotless giraffe was born at a Tennessee Zoo last month. They are asking the public for help in picking a name. Suggestions? pic.twitter.com/6k5uiMgAGe— FEISTY😈 (@crzyfkinworld) August 22, 2023
Spotless giraffe born in Tennessee 🥰🦒 pic.twitter.com/8oTJHsKhX1— Lizzie, just Lizzie 🤟🏻🖤💛 (@standinNsmilin) August 21, 2023
“The international coverage of our patternless baby giraffe has created a much-needed spotlight on giraffe conservation,” wrote in a statement released by Bright Zoo. Further, they shared their concerns that the wild populations have been silently slipping into extinction, "with 40% of the wild giraffe population lost in just the last 3 decades".
The zoo has sought public help in choosing a name for the calf and has narrowed it down to four names, each with a nod to Swahili, the language used in the reticulated giraffes’ native Eastern Africa. The names are Kipekee, meaning unique; Friyali, meaning extraordinary; Shakiri, meaning she is most beautiful; or Jamella, meaning one of great beauty, reported NY Post.