Help us name our baby giraffe!

Vote for a name for our young giraffe

giraffeWe are celebrating the birth of a beautiful Rothschild giraffe by inviting you to help name the new baby.

The young male was born on Saturday October 13 in the middle of the night.

The new arrival is experienced Mum Matilda's seventh calf and she is keeping a close eye on the youngster as he explores his new home.

The park’s giraffes have had a successful year of breeding with the arrival of Ruby a female giraffe in January and Olympia another female giraffe, being born in August.

Keepers can confirm the new arrival is male and they have chosen five suitable names for the little one - vote for your favourite from the list below.

Win a giraffe adoption!

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Photos by Philip Joyce

As well as the privilege of choosing a name, voters will automatically enter a prize draw to win a giraffe adoption.

Ian Goodwin, Collection Manager of Hoofstock said: “The young male is doing incredibly well and finding his feet quickly. He can often be seen galloping around the enclosure with the other two young giraffes.

“This male is a valuable new addition to the Rothschild giraffe EEP (European Endangered Species Programme), which Marwell is a part of.

“This is our third and final giraffe to be born at the park this year. Unlike the last two births, this calf was born in the middle of the night so it was a great surprise for the keepers who opened the doors to the giraffe house in the morning!”

Vote for a name now

To vote for your favourite name simply select one of the options below - thanks and good luck!

Voting closes on Wednesday October 31 at 9am.

Please select a name:

Mosi (meaning 'seventh child')
Tumani (meaning 'hope')
Dubaku (meaning 'seventh child')
Ndwiga (Kikuyu origin meaning 'giraffe')
Nsoah (Akan origin meaning 'seventh born')

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Terms and Conditions: Votes must be cast by 9am on Wednesday 31st October. Prize of a giraffe adoption is worth £50. Competition is open to UK residents only and excludes employees of Marwell Wildlife. One winner will be randomly selected from all voters on Wednesday 31st October. Once prizewinner is established, they will be contacted by email to arrange their prize. If no response is received within 7 days of email contact, prizewinner will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be independently drawn at random.

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