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The votes are in: Norfolk Zoo baby giraffe is named Joshua

The votes are in: Norfolk Zoo baby giraffe is named Joshua

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A giraffe born at the Virginia Zoo in July has been named Joshua.

People voting online chose the name over two other finalists, Sebastian and Jabari.

Greg Bockheim, executive director of the zoo, said nearly 4,000 people voted.

Joshua was born on July 23 to mother Imara and father Billy. At birth, the calf weighed 152 pounds and measured more than six feet tall.

 

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