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ZOO keepers hand rearing the giraffe born at Paignton Zoo are asking Herald Express readers to select his name.Staff at the zoo have drawn up a list of possible names for the two-week old...

Some are of Czech origin, because his mother Janica was born in the Czech Republic.

Others are linked to the day on which he was born — Valentine's Day.

Paignton Zoo's director of operations and curator of mammals Neil Bemment said: "We have a list of ideas — we would like the readers of the Herald Express to choose from.

"The Czech names include Mirek, which means peace, and Pavel, which means little — although he's certainly not little, in fact he was 6ft 4ins tall at birth and has grown a lot since then.

"Another choice is Ferda. It means brave and is the name of a famous character in a popular Czech children's book — an ant who is really skilful.

"Then there's Valentino, because of Valentine's Day, and Rossi after Valentino Rossi, the nine times MotoGp champion...more


Go here to vote for ROSSI (not Valentino, that's the silent film star) :

http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Vote-giraffe/story-15363742-detail/story.html