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Como Zoo visitors have a choice of 3 names for new baby giraffe

Will it be Elliott, Fonzie, or 'Sota?
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Three finalists have been selected for the naming of Como Zoo's new baby giraffe.

Staff at the St. Paul attraction whittled down more than 100 suggestions for the male calf, which was born last month.

The three options being put out to a public vote are: Elliott, Fonzie, and 'Sota.

The name Elliott was suggested because he apparently looks like "E.T.," while Fonzie and 'Sota, if you need it explaining, are in honor of Henry Winkler's "Happy Days" character and the state of Minnesota respectively.

To vote for a winner, you need to visit the zoo between Friday and Sunday, when it will be placing ballot boxes all around the venue during its Creepy-Crawly Creature Awareness Weekend.

Votes will stop being taken at 4 p.m. Sunday, with the winner announced next Monday.

The as-yet-unnamed male was born to Clover and father Skeeter; the zoo says he's the eighth calf born to Clover and the 23rd giraffe birth at Como overall.

He's also Clover's biggest birth, and Skeeter's first male offspring. 

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