NEW YORK (PIX11) – The people have spoken – the baby giraffe born without spots at a Tennessee zoo has been named Kipekee.
Kipekee means unique in Swahili, according to Brights Zoo. The zoo held a naming contest for the rare animal, which received over 40,000 votes.
Kipekee won by a margin of 6,000 votes, according to zoo officials. The patternless giraffe was born on July 31.
It’s believed the last time a solid-colored giraffe was born was in 1972 in Tokyo, Japan, zoo officials said.
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