Rare spotless giraffe gets a name

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(CNN) – Meet Kipekee [kip’-ih-key], the only known spotless giraffe in the world.

Her name means “unique” in Swahili.

Brights Zoo in Limestone, Tennessee told “Today” almost 40,000 people voted to help name the 5-week-old.

Zoo director David Bright says some guests told staff they like the name because it’s easier for kids to say.

Coming in at second place is a Swahili word meaning “she is most beautiful.”

Bright Zoo says the last recorded case of a spotless giraffe was in Tokyo in 1972.