SIOUX FALLS | A baby giraffe at the Sioux Falls zoo now has a name. It's Gerald.
The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History staged a contest to name the giraffe after it was born in September.
The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/U6iWuL ) 61 names were suggested. The winning name Gerald was submitted by 5-year-old Katie Palmer and 3-year-old Addie Palmer. They are daughters of Steve and Gretchen Palmer of Rapid City.
The girls wanted the name to honor their grandfather, who brings them to the zoo.
They got a chance to meet a giraffe and talk to the people who care for the zoo's giraffe herd.
The contest raised more than $1,700 for the zoo.