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The Phoenix Zoo's baby giraffe has a name: Meet Moshi

Posted: 2:12 PM, Apr 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 21:13:20Z
Moshi Phoenix Zoo baby giraffe

PHOENIX — She has a name! The zookeepers at the Phoenix Zoo have named their youngest giraffe.

They decided on Moshi (pronounced Moe-she), which means "smoke" in Swahili, the zoo said in a news release.

The young female Masai giraffe was born at the zoo on March 22 . She is the third giraffe to be born at the zoo in less than two years.

In the release, the zoo said Moshi is "doing well and spending time in the giraffe barn and an outdoor side yard bonding with mom and also meeting the rest of the females in the herd." Keepers are preparing to move her to the Savanna, where the public will be able to see her, but a specific date has not been set, the zoo said.

Moshi joins Siku, who was born in September 2017, and Rafiki, who was born last June. At the time of Siku's birth, she was the first giraffe born at the zoo in 12 years.