Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has welcomed a new giraffe to their zoo family, raising the total number to 15. The calf weighed 147 lbs when born a few days ago.
Guests to the zoo will not yet be able to see the new baby as it is being cared for by its mother in a private section of the zoo. Once zoo staff determines that the baby is growing properly, both baby and mother will join the other giraffes in the Serengeti Plains exhibit where visitors can view the giraffes via safari-style tour or the Skyride.
The zoo is expecting another baby giraffe before summer.
Read more about giraffes at Animal Fact Guide.
Learn more about Busch Gardens Tampa Bay by visiting their website.
Quadruplet red panda cubs have been born in the Denver Zoo. The three boys and one girl are only the fifth group of quadruplets born in the United States.
Their parents, Sophia and He-Ping, were matched up from different zoos in an effort to maintain healthy and genetically diverse populations. They gave birth to a set of twins last year.
Red pandas are listed as endangered species, with only 2500 in the wild. They are found in the Himalayas and feed mainly on bamboo. They are at risk because of hunting and habitat destruction.
For more information and to download a baby red panda wallpaper, visit The Denver Zoo website.