The Binder Park Zoo's Giraffe population grew to 10 last month. Utu, the new addition, is the third baby to be born since August. In this video, the zoo integrates what it terms "nursery herd" to encourage normal socialization among its young.
This past Sunday the Niabi Zoo in the Quad Cities area, welcomed a new baby giraffe calf. The baby was expected later in the week and staff were surprised to meet the new baby boy when they went in for a routine check on the mother Mimi. After the baby has matured, he will most likely move to another AZA insitution as part of the interzoo breeding program.
These are the first photos of this "tiny" 5' 10", 130 lb. baby girl giraffe calf born this past Saturday at the Calgary Zoo. The calf remains in the nursery with her mother, Mardi, for now but should make her public debut next week.
Mother giraffes give birth standing up, so newborn calves drop 6 feet to the ground. However, baby giraffes are often 6 feet tall and upwards of 150 lbs., so they don't seem to mind. Born October 23rd, the new giraffe calf at the Virginia Zoo promises to be a tall girl as her father, Billy, is on his way to being the tallest giraffe in North America, standing at 17 feet and still growing.
Only two weeks ago, Italy's Biopark Zoo welcomed a baby giraffe to its fold. Now the zoo is holding a contest to name the "little" one. Only a short time remains for "bambini" to suggest a name via email to email@example.com. The opportunity ends tomorrow, so dig out your Italian dictionaries!
This leggy little girl was born overnight and was standing and alert when the keepers entered the giraffe barn on the morning of August 15. At birth, the calf was approximately 5' 6" tall and 119 lbs. Now, at 1 month, she is nearly 6' tall and 177 lbs. See her now at South Carolina's Riverbanks Zoo.
For 13 years the Binder Park Zoo has been hoping for a baby giraffe. But within 48 hours between August 11th-12th, they welcomed two! The first baby was 6' tall and the second 5' 6", but what's six inches when you're almost two yards tall at birth? Enjoy these tall pictures of these tall "little" boys!
The Hogle Zoo is on a roll with another baby and this time it's a big one! A 6' 4" giraffe calf was delivered Thursday evening and is doing quite well. Even with those long legs and ungainly frame, baby giraffes typically stand within the first hour of birth.