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HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (CBS4) – April the giraffe’s baby has been named.

The voting wrapped up Sunday, and Allysa’s choice won. Allysa, one of the giraffe keepers at the Animal Adventure Park, chose Tajiri.

Tajiri, or Taj for short, is Swahili for “Hope.”

Allysa and animal park owner Jordan Patch made the announcement on national television Monday morning, then explained her selection on a special Facebook live, thanking everyone for their votes.

taj the baby giraffe april April The Giraffes Baby Named Tajiri

Tajiri the Giraffe (credit: Animal Adventure Park / Facebook)


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