Baby giraffe named for Giants rookie Brandon Belt

A baby giraffe born at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo has been named after San Francisco Giant Brandon Belt.

August 30, 2011 1:23:44 PM PDT
A baby giraffe born last Friday at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo has a new connection to the San Francisco Giants.

Park officials named the male calf Brandon, after Giants rookie first baseman and outfielder Brandon Belt.

"The baby giraffe" has become Belt's unofficial nickname because of the way he moves. Fans and even Belt himself have embraced the moniker, much teammate Pablo Sandoval's nickname "the panda."

Belt plans to visit his giraffe namesake very soon.