BREC’S Baton Rouge Zoo Invites Public to Cast Final Vote for Giraffe Name

February 03 2020

In January, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invited the public to nominate their favorite name suggestions for a new male reticulated giraffe, born on December 26, 2019. The Top 3 Finalists have been announced & include: Romeo, Burreaux and Kiume (Swahili for masculine and strong).


The public can vote for their favored giraffe calf name by making a donation to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo. The link to vote is: Every $1 donation counts as one vote toward the name of choice (i.e. $10 equals 10 votes, and so on). All donations will go toward conservation funding. Voting will end on February 13th at Noon. The winning name will be announced on February 14th via the Zoo’s social media channels.


The male giraffe calf was born to a 6-year-old, first-time mother, Rosie, and a 13-year-old father, Rowan. This is the 20th giraffe born at the Baton Rouge Zoo.