The first baby giraffe of 2012 was born at Busch Gardens. The female giraffe calf measures 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 176 pounds. She and her mother are currently being monitored by zoo staff. They will rejoin the herd in three months.
Busch Gardens welcomed a new female giraffe to their herd.
Slurp! The newborn giraffe gets a nice cleaning by her mother.
Just a newborn, the female giraffe measures 6 feet 2 inches tall!
To learn more about giraffes, see Animal Fact Guide’s article: Giraffe.
A new female baby giraffe arrived on Tuesday, December 27 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The newborn measures 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 127 pounds. She was born to father Jafari and mother Tesa. Tesa and the calf will be monitored for three months before joining the other free-roaming animals on Busch Gardens’ 65-acre Serengeti Plain habitat.
Niabi Zoo in Illinois has welcomed a baby giraffe into their animal family. A newborn giraffe is nearly the size of a full-grown human. This baby was six feet tall and weighed 150 lbs.
Zoo keepers were on hand for the birth and a vet checked out the baby. He is doing well and progressing naturally.
The baby is yet to be named and will not be able to be seen by the public until May, when the park opens for the season.
To read more, visit the Quad City Times.
Read more about giraffes on Animal Fact Guide.