Dallas Zoo sells rights to name baby giraffe for $50,000

DALLAS (Reuters) – The Dallas Zoo has sold the naming rights for a recently born giraffe for $50,000 to a bidder who asked to remain nameless, a zoo official said on Monday. No name has yet been selected for the six-foot male calf born on Oct. 26 whose naming rights were sold at an auction at the zoo’s annual fundraiser on Saturday, spokeswoman Laurie Holloway said. “There was a lot of interest in choosing a name so the timing was perfect since an auction was already planned,” she said. The money will be used for giraffe conservation efforts in African countries where the animals roam. …

November 3, 2014 9:42 pm

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