Following fan vote, Baton Rouge Zoo names baby giraffe after Joe Burrow
The Baton Rouge Zoo should have seen this one coming.
After opening up a naming contest for the zoo’s new baby giraffe, the results are in and the Baton Rouge Zoo resident will now forever be known as Burreaux the giraffe.
This is, of course, a fitting tribute to the Heisman Trophy winner after he had the name “Burreaux” put on his jersey for LSU’s Senior Night against Texas A&M. In his final appearance on the field in Tiger Stadium, Burrow did not let his emotions get the best of him as he completed 23 of 32 passes for 352 passing yards and three touchdowns without an interception.
The LSU quarterback finished the season with 5,671 passing yards and 60 touchdowns — which both represent all-time NCAA single-season records, with only six interceptions.
The Baton Rouge Zoo officially announced the news on Friday with the following caption and photo:
“You voted. We tallied. Meet Burreaux!!! Thanks to everyone who nominated and supported the cause. This little guy has big shoes to fill, but something tells us he’s up for the challenge!”