Look out, Ja Morant — there’s one other Ja on the town.

The Memphis Zoo introduced Thursday morning that it is naming its latest animal, a child giraffe, after Morant. The title? Ja Raffe.

Ja Raffe was born on Nov. 10, in line with the zoo’s launch. He is the son of Niklas and Angela Kate, and he is acquired an 18-month outdated sister, Ally.

Morant apparently made fairly the impression on Memphis in his Rookie of the Yr season out of Murray State. After being taken instantly after Zion Williamson, Morant averaged 17.eight factors and seven.Three assists per recreation whereas sometimes breaking out highlight-reel dunks. 

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There is definitely going to be competitors for Morant within the top division. In line with PBS, child giraffes are already round 6 ft tall. And at their full top, giraffes can develop to just about 20 ft tall, in line with Nationwide Geographic. Morant is 6-3. 

Even at his high-flying finest, Morant will not have the ability to attain the identical leaves on bushes that Ja Raffe can. This additionally has massive implications on Ja Raffe’s availability in future trades between zoos. Does not appear to be the Memphis Zoo might actually ship Ja Raffe away whereas Ja Morant continues to be on the town.