Posted: Jul 20, 2012 12:26 PM
IT'S A BOY!
Name: Stay Tuned...
Species: Reticulated Giraffe
Born: 12:55 a.m. / July 10, 2012 at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Height: 5 feet, 4 inches
Weight: 148 pounds
He's ready for visitors and zoo guests can now see him inside the giraffe barn! This was mom Uzuri's fourth birth, and labor went quickly and smoothly. The calf was sired by the zoo's bull giraffe, Mawimbi. In keeping with tradition, the new baby won't be named for 30 days.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to the world's most prolific captive reticulated giraffe herd, with 195 births at the zoo since 1954. This latest birth brings the current herd to 21. Learn more giraffe facts. View the herd's live giraffe camWin lunch and a private meet and greet with the baby giraffe!
HOW TO WIN!
Take home a one-of-a-kind giraffe hoof print!