Penelope the Giraffe at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 

Penelope the Giraffe at Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo

Giraffe calves are known to grow up to an inch a day in their first week and here she is…

Chin up, standing tall, looking up to mom just as she should.

By the way, there’s still time to help name Layla’s calf. Stop by the Giraffe Herd Rooms through Friday, December 8 to drop a name in the suggestion box for our keepers. The winning name will be announced Wednesday, December 13.

Penelope the Giraffe and Mom

Penelope the Giraffe at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 

Baby Penelope

She’s been named! Meet Penelope, our newborn female reticulated giraffe calf, who now stands at about six feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

Congratulations to 31-year-old Christina Musgrave of Bellevue, Nebraska, who entered the name into our contest!

Get yours Penelope Socks and Indoor Pillow: Here 

Supporters reacted:

Carrie Lynn We recently moved here from Denver and my daughter just mentioned how much she misses Dobby. I cannot wait to tell her about Penelope!

Gina Turco Sturek Thats the name I entered!!! I filled out the form and everything! It's a great choice!

Roger Theobald She is very beautiful! Such a good mama! Can’t wait to see her! DarlaTheobald

Susan Beltram Beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl. Precious Penelope

Krista Skarin She is so darling!! love that face!! welcome to your new world and name Penelope!! your so darling and I love you Penelope the giraffe

Erica Cuckler Big congrats of the name Penelope and hope to see her and the giraffe family even other animals who live there. Congrats again

Roger Theobald She is very beautiful! Such a good mama! Can’t wait to see her! DarlaTheobald

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