Tulsa Zoo gives baby giraffe a name for National Daughters Day

Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Tulsa Zoo in Oklahoma celebrated National Daughters Day on Monday by announcing the name of its baby giraffe: Mi-Na.

The zoo said the name was chosen by the Osage Nation and is the Dhegiha Siouan language word for "first daughter."


Mi-Na was born at the zoo July 26 to first-time parents Zoe and Hekaya.

"Mi-Na now weighs 215 pounds and is a little more than seven feet tall," the zoo said in a Facebook post. "She's been such a special addition to our giraffe herd and is often visible in the main or reserve yards and the Osage Casino and Hotel Giraffe Barn."

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