Giraffe born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Giraffe calf
Mother Tulli and father Unami welcomed their new calf on Wednesday, June 19. The yet-to-be named calf is the seventh baby his mother has given birth to.

After only one hour the calf was on his feet and feeding. In one day he was on exhibit with the other giraffes. Talk about a fast grower!

For more, visit Taronga Zoo.
To learn more about giraffes, visit our Giraffe Fact page.

Baby Meerkats at Sydney Zoo


(Photos: Rick Stevens/Associated Press)

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is now home to baby meerkats Zanzibar and Nairobi, who are the first meerkats born at the zoo in nine years. Although they are only a month old, the pups are already eating solid food.  In the video you can see them happily gobbling up some grubs.

For more info about Zanzibar and Nairobi, see LA Times.

To learn more about meerkats in the wild, see Animal Fact Guide’s article: Meerkat.