Now, a giraffe named after Malia Obama!

February 8th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): After dolls, it seems the animal kingdom is inspired by the First Family a Buffalo Zoo has named a newborn reticulated giraffe Malia, after Obamas daughter.

And, according to a report in the New York Daily News, they arent denying the connection.

The development has invited criticism from many areas, with people suggesting its insulting that the zoo has named the giraffe after the first daughter, reports the Politico.

Recently, toymaker Ty discontinued the sale of dolls called Marvelous Malia and Sweet Sasha after Michelle Obama expressed displeasure with their names.

Malia the giraffe joins other giraffes named after Goldie Hawn and Clint Eastwood. (ANI)

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