Thursday, June 21, 2007

Contest Winner: Baby Giraffe Gets a name!

The Baby Giraffe born on May 5 at the Roger Williams Park Zoo has a new name.
It is ... MTEMBEI (pronounced "mu-TEM-bay") Swahili for "one who roams."
The Wojtyszyn family of North Kingstown, Rhode Island submitted the winning name.
The name was selected by zoo officials from the more than 5,000+ entries submitted in a Giraffe Calf Naming Contest in June. The winning family will receive a family membership to the zoo, a framed photo of the calf, and a "Meet the Zookeeper" experience.
Roger Williams Park Zoo is operated and maintained by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.

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