Fifth Giraffe Calf Born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

There was plenty of rubber necking at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on Saturday 21 January when the Giraffe herd welcomed a new arrival.

The healthy male calf, named Shomari, arrived late in the afternoon, much to the delight of watching keepers, guests and volunteers.

There are now five Giraffe calves in the herd! Watch Keeper Glyn's update to find out more.


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The Sacramento Zoo is Celebrating the Birth of a Masai Giraffe Calf!

Shani the giraffe gave birth to a female calf on Sunday, January 22, at 12:28pm. Her Sacramento Zoo zookeepers noted signs of an impending birth on January 18, and Shani was moved into the maternity stall of the giraffe barn to be monitored. Although animal care and veterinary teams were suspicious that she might still be pregnant, just not on her original timeline, there were no definitive signs until very recently.


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Little Giraffe Calf Settling In at Adelaide Zoo

Here’s a Friday warm fuzzy from Adelaide Zoo!

Take a peek at the zoo’s newest resident, a little one-week-old giraffe calf, tucking into his milk bottle from keepers.

The calf was born at Monarto Safari Park to 17-year-old Thula last Thursday, and while initial signs of bonding were promising, unfortunately Thula had not fed the calf within the first 24 hours.


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Giraffe Calf Arrives At Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo has a new long-legged arrival! 

Yesterday (January 4th), Monarto Safari Park welcomed its fifth calf within a year to 17-year-old Thula.

While initial signs of bonding between mum and bub were promising, it was apparent this morning that the calf had not been fed by his mum and the decision was made to hand raise the calf at Adelaide Zoo.


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Seeing Double: Lion Country Safari Welcomes Second Giraffe Baby in Less Than a Week

West Palm Beach – On Saturday, 12/31/2022, Lion Country Safari welcomed a second giraffe calf to its herd, just days after the first giraffe birth. The newest baby, a 161-pound (73.2kg), 6.1-foot-tall (1.9m) male, is the 18th member of the park’s giraffe herd, one of the largest in the country. Both calves are spending quality time bonding with their moms in adjacent maternity areas and are visible to guests from the road in the last section of the safari.  


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Towering New Arrival At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo  

Newborn giraffe calf born on Remembrance Day named after WW1 poet Wilfred Owen 

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has shared adorable behind-the-scenes pics of its towering new arrival – a six-foot-tall baby giraffe born on Remembrance Day (Friday 11 November).  

Named Wilfred after the renowned WW1 poet Wilfred Owen, exclusive images and footage taken by keepers show the not-so-little one sharing some precious private bonding time with mum Luna and dad Bashu, before the youngster meets the rest of the herd at the UK’s largest zoo.  

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BABY WATCH: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Giraffe is in Labor

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 19, 2022) – Bailey, a 10-year-old reticulated giraffe at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is in active labor. The giraffe barn will remain closed and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will provide updates to media as soon as possible.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will broadcast updates from its Facebook page and YouTube live stream. Recipients of this news release are granted permission from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to re-broadcast footage originally broadcast by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on social media and from the live birth camera through October 21, 2022.

Giraffic Jam – Two Giraffe Calves In Two Days Born At Dubbo Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has been delivered a tall order with two giraffe calves born into the breeding herd just one day apart early last week. The two new additions join 16- and 11week-old giraffe calves, Matata and Wayo, bringing the breeding herd size up to an incredible 13 individuals.

Wayo and Asmara look over to Niyah and newborn calf

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Endangered Giraffe Calf Born at Safari Park

Keepers at West Midland Safari Park are celebrating the birth of an incredibly cute, endangered giraffe calf.

The six-foot-tall baby boy was born in the Park’s new giraffe house, at 12:30am on 13 September 2022, to third-time mum, Arusha and dad Rufus.

After a gestation period of around 15 months, keepers have been eagerly awaiting the birth, but as the calf was born at night, the event was captured on CCTV.

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Giraffe Born at Blank Park Zoo

DES MOINES, Iowa (September 9, 2022) – Blank Park Zoo is announcing the birth of a male giraffe calf born on Wednesday, September 7 at 4:29 a.m.

“Its always an exciting time at Blank Park Zoo when a giraffe is born,” said Anne Shimerdla, president and CEO.

Just 30 hours after birth, keepers and veterinary staff performed a neonatal exam and determined the calf’s height is five foot five inches and weight is 107 lbs. The calf’s mother, Zola, is six years-old and has lived at Blank Park Zoo since 2017. Jakobi, the father, is 17 years-old and has previously sired several calves.


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