January 29, 2023

Lee Richardson Zoo announces name for giraffe calf

Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–After a week of voting for a name on the baby giraffe, the results are final.

The name for the male giraffe calf born December 26 at Lee Richardson Zoo is Miguu (pronounced me-goo). According to the zoo, the name Miguu is Swahili for legs.

Names that were up for selection were proposed by zoo staff who care for the giraffes. Miguu was an option since giraffes are know for their long, strong legs, and giraffe calves must learn to use their legs immediately after they are born.

 
The zoo says you can visit the parents of Miguu, as well as Miguu, during regular zoo hours. They will be in their indoor quarters or outside, depending on the outside temperature. Public viewing inside the giraffe barn may be closed at times to allow the mom and calf privacy.