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A Sigean, a Catalan wins the contest to christen the baby giraffe

  • Born in the Aude December 17, the female giraffe is called Oya

    Born in Aude December 17, the female giraffe is called Oya

  • The jury during deliberations

    The jury during deliberations

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in all, nearly 3,500 people responded to the call to give a name to the little Giraffe born Reserve Sigean on December 17. And it is Oya who won in front of no less than 807 percent (renowned. On December 17, 2015 was born in the African Reserve Sigean a female Reticulated giraffe. For this a little special event, a competition was organized asking people sensitized to the conservation of animal species to find a name to make the part of the European studbook (Studbook) held by the Zoom Erlebniswelt park in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

a single rule was imposed, the name of the young giraffe was imperative to start with O.

a real headache for the jury Claude Pellier and Antoine Joris, respectively the former and current head Zoological park, Madame Nicole Balzano, President of the Friends of the African Reserve Sigean (ARAS) and Didier Hidalgo and Christophe Jodar, the animal keepers who care reticulated giraffes every day.

the winner lives PO

Finally, after a long deliberation, the jury’s choice was therefore focused on the first .. . OYA.
a draw was held among the 12 people who proposed this name for the little giraffe, and the winner of the package Pass’Famille giving right to a free year of Sigean African Reserve for two adults and their children is … Geraldine Thomas of Ponteilla in Pyrénées-Orientales who chose this name because: “it’s an African goddess. It controls the winds and water. It thus may protect Reserve Sigean other storms and floods! This is what I wish the best to the residents of this place so nice what your reserve “ she commented
.. The eleven others who offered Oya will also be rewarded and will receive each in free entry gift for the African Reserve Sigean.

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