Baby Giraffe Arrived At Como Zoo, Will Be On Display This Week
Exciting news from the Como Zoo in St. Paul as a new addition arrived in the giraffe family last Tuesday as Mom Clover gave birth to a beautiful baby male giraffe. The baby male is Clover's eighth calf and is the 23rd giraffe birth at the zoo in 25 years.
The baby stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. Can you even imagine giving birth to a #160 pound baby? Of course giraffes are huge animals, but wooof good job mama. The baby male has not been named yet to the public and will go on display with the rest of the herd which includes Clover, Daisy, Skeeter (the baby's father) and Penelope. The new baby giraffe is expected to be on display later this week.
According to the Como Zoo's website the Giraffe is the tallest of all land living species. They can grow as tall as 18 feet and have a tongue as long as 18 inches long. During the first 2 years of a giraffes life it will double in size and grow up to 12 feet tall. "Like human fingerprints, the markings or spots of a giraffe’s coat are unique to each individual. Reticulated giraffes are native to the dry savannahs and open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa."