Memphis Zoo welcomes second baby giraffe in less than a week


The Memphis Zoo welcomed its second new baby giraffe in less than a week.

The new baby giraffe was born Tuesday. This comes after another baby giraffe was born Saturday. The latest addition brings the zoo’s giraffe population to 11.

From the Memphis Zoo: 

Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a new baby giraffe just three days after welcoming another calf. The Zoo’s 12-year-old giraffe Angela Kate gave birth at around 1 p.m. today, Tuesday April 9. This is Angela Kate’s second calf. The baby was up and on its feet about 35-40 minutes after birth. Angela Kate had access to the yard, but chose to give birth inside the barn.

The gender of the baby is not known at this time and it does not yet have a name. Zoo staff are expected to perform a neonatal exam tomorrow to assess the baby’s overall health, weight and determine its gender.

Right now Angela Kate’s new baby is inside the barn. Wendy’s calf is already on exhibit with mom and grandmother giraffe, Marilyn. If all goes well, you can expect to see both new calves on exhibit within a few days. Today’s birth brings Memphis Zoo’s reticulated giraffe herd to 11.

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