Washingtonians know all about zoo baby fever. Panda cubs have been the celebrities of the National Zoo in recent years. But at the Warsaw Zoo in Poland, the headliner is a baby giraffe named Gortat.
He's named after Wizards center Marcin Gortat, who's a superstar in his native Poland. The Embassy of Poland provided some background in an April Facebook post.
Anyone who spent even some time in Washington, DC has surly noticed that the giant pandas at the National Zoo,...Posted by Embassy of Poland, Washington DC on Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Gortat's "godson" has his own Facebook page, which documented the first in-person meeting between the little giraffee and his NBA namesake today. The older (but no longer taller) Gortat also shared pictures on his Instagram account.
The Polish zoo also has a basketball court and hoop with Gortat's image because why not?
Dziś w Miejskim Ogrodzie Zoologicznym w Warszawie miało miejsce nietypowe wydarzenie. Pracownicy ZOO zebrali się, by w...Posted by Żyrafek Gortat z Warszawskiego ZOO on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Baby Gortat already has the height for the NBA, but he's still working on his ball-handling. On the bright side, there's never been more demand for international prospects.