A baby giraffe, flamingo and hog are new to the Dallas Zoo.
Officials with the Dallas Zoo must have run out of baby names.
The zoo has experienced a sort of baby boom in recent weeks and they now have little flamingos, a baby colobus, oh, llamas, a pancake turtle -- thought they were soup -- multiple little pitvipers [shutter], a chimp, a cute little warthog, and a giraffelette, the latter of which needs a name and you’re going to provide it.
Oh yes, you are.
The zoo opened a naming contest today, it runs through Aug. 21, to find a moniker for the little giraffe, which is probably about 12 feet tall already. The winner receives “a family trip for four to San Diego Wild Animal Park” -- assuming the winner is part of a family of four -- out of the blazing heat and into a relative paradise, where right now, according to The Weather Channel, it is 72 blessed degrees. Mmmm.
A little preoccupied with the heat? No, not at all, why?
Anyway, entries need to be in or postmarked by 11:59 p.m., Aug. 21. Enter via conventional post — 650 S. RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75203 -- or drop off the form with zoo personnel during a visit.
Winners will be announced Sept. 2, and yeah, it’ll still be hot.
Oh, P.S. -- it’s a girl.
Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Lessee, a name for a baby giraffe … nope, he’s got nothing. His brain melted. What little he had left.
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