Public Chooses “Burreaux” as New Giraffe Name

February 14 2020

The public nominated & voted and Burreaux is the name selected for the Zoo’s newest male reticulated giraffe calf. This giraffe was born on December 26, 2019 to a 6-year-old, first-time mother, Rosie, and a 13-year-old father, Rowan.

The Top 3 Finalists were Romeo, Burreaux and Kiume (Swahili for masculine and strong). The public voted for their favored giraffe calf name by making a donation to Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo. Over $2,000 were raised and all donations will go toward conservation funding.