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Dallas Zoo Needs Name for Baby Giraffe

Contest open, winner scores tickets out of area furnace



    A baby giraffe, flamingo and hog are new to the Dallas Zoo. (Published Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011)

    by Bruce Felps

    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.

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    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.

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    Winners will be announced Sept. 2, and yeah, it’ll still be hot.

    Oh, P.S. -- it’s a girl.


    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast 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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