Busch Gardens' new baby giraffe, Stanley, was born the night Tampa Bay Lightning won

“Happy to share the spotlight with Stanley,” the Tampa Bay Lightning responded.

click to enlarge Put some skates on this kid. - Photo via GC/Twitter
Photo via GC/Twitter
Put some skates on this kid.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has a new baby giraffe, Stanley, and he’s named after the Tampa Bay Lightning win. After all, he was born at the same time. (Now, the Bolt pup isn’t the only TBL animal supporter.)

The theme park tweeted that the name was a clear winner. And many fans agree, some even making plans to visit the park.

“Happy to share the spotlight with Stanley,” the Tampa Bay Lightning responded.

The animal theme park added that Stanley was momma Angel’s first babe and that the pair were doing great. Once Stanley matures, he and Angel will reunite with the herd.

And the celebration isn’t over. Through July 31, Busch Gardens is giving out free beer samples.

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Katie Delk

Katie Delk is a University of Florida junior studying journalism and anthropology. Over the summer, she is a Creative Loafing Tampa Bay intern. Check out her writing for local music and environment news.

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