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150 pound baby giraffe has a name

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Jul 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-24 14:07:48-04

Norfolk, Va. – The Virginia Zoo finally named their baby giraffe.

“Kellen” is the name that Zoo staff, members, and social media followers decided on for the 150 pound 2-month-old.

The vote was held after the Zoo asked people to submit ideas for names on a web-based survey, which attracted more than 4,000 participants.

115 people submitted the name “Kellen”, and a randomly selected person from those 115 will receive a $200 shopping spree at the Zoo’s gift shop.

As for Kellen, the baby Masai giraffe born on June 6th resides in the Virginia Zoo’s Africa – Okavango Delta exhibit.