Woodland Park Zoo giraffe gives birth

by | Jun 20, 2017

Update Wednesday: Today’s exam shows the calf is a girl, who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 149 pounds. You can see pictures and video of the giraffe on the zoo’s blog.

Earlier: Early this morning, Woodland Park Zoo’s 8-year-old giraffe, Tufani, gave birth. The calf’s gender has not yet been determined. It will be examined for the first time tomorrow to identify gender, height and weight.

Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Woodland Park Zoo.

Mom and baby are currently off view in the barn to allow for nursing and bonding. After 72 hours, staff will turn on the giraffe cam. The calf is expected to start following its mom to the outside enclosure within a week or two.

The calf will be named later this summer.

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