Animal lovers young and old, rejoice and head on over to the San Francisco Zoo this summer. A baby giraffe was born May 22nd in the zoo, a female weighing 130lbs. And 5'10”, which is happy and healthy. Baby and mother will be closed off to the public until they foster a bond and regain strength, then they will be admitted into the African Safari exhibit.
We're getting our first look at the San Francisco zoo's newest resident -- a one-week-old healthy giraffe calf!
She was born on May 22. At birth, the calf was 130 pounds and 5'10" tall. Animal keepers report that the new calf has had positive interaction with the adult giraffe group and "has a lot of spunk."
"We are very excited about this birth," said Jim Nappi, Curator of Hoofstock and Marsupials at the San Francisco Zoo. "Giraffes add a special majesty to our multi-species African Savanna exhibit. Their successful breeding means that our Zoo-wide Wellness Initiative is working as it should be; and when the animals are thriving, we are happy."