The zoo names April the giraffe’s baby Tajiri for ‘hope’ but it means something else

Animal Adventure Park announced the name of April the giraffe’s baby, but the propose behind the name is quite different than what the zoo thought.

In case you were remained under a cliff the last few months, the internet was fixated with a giraffe listed April at a petting zoo in New York. Because of some YouTube drama, the livestream of the giraffe waiting to give birth moved viralbut nothing happened for nearly two months. Finally, the giraffe had a baby.

The community encircling the birth became pretty close tie, and the zoo decided to hold a vote for the baby giraffe’s brand-new name. Zoo owner Jordan Patch gone on Good Morning America on Monday to see the advertisement, and explained the giraffes brand-new name, Tajiri, signifies “hope” in Swahili. Except it doesn’tit actually signifies “rich” or “wealthy.”

As customary, the internet stopped thoughts in check.

Even Google Translate had it right.

The mess up may have been the result of a bad Google search.

So who cares? Well, the name is actually relatively fitting.

Because it made so long for April to deliver her young, the river picked up a ton of attention, and money . Donations to the park poured in, and major patronizes like Toys ‘R Us hopped on board.

The GoFundMe page for April racked up over $170,000 in donations. The naming contest also had its own fundraising characteristic,$ 1 per vote, which the zoo governments can be used “to improve the swine and guest suffers at the ballpark with further improvements and projects.” Additionally, money from the listing contest will also go to kindnes and to support the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

So, Tajir is indeed a rich giraffe.

[ h/ t: Reuters]

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