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A baby giraffe was born with no spots and that's what inspired the calf's name


Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel.

At a zoo in Tennessee, a baby giraffe was born with no spots, and that's what inspired her name. The zoo asked fans to pick from four options. Forty thousand people voted, and they went with Kipekee, the Swahili word for unique. And that's exactly what she is - the only known spotless giraffe of her kind. She was born in July and is already 6 feet tall. Maybe they should have called her Sprout.

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