Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced the birth of male giraffe

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced the birth of male giraffe

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has announced the birth of a male giraffe calf on April 15.

To watch the giraffe herd being fed at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hit the link below.

Baby Giraffe at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on April 24, 2019. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)
Baby Giraffe at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on April 24, 2019. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks) (Source: KYLE LANZER)

The calf was born weighing approximately 101 pounds and standing about six feet tall.

While the calf has been observed nursing and bonding with mom, he is considered small compared to typical male giraffe calves that can weigh about 150 pounds at birth.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo veterinarians and animal care teams have been monitoring him closely.

Baby Giraffe at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on April 24, 2019. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)
Baby Giraffe at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on April 24, 2019. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks) (Source: KYLE LANZER)

They are expected to soon join the rest of the Zoo’s Masai giraffe herd in the outdoor habitat alongside dad, Bo, nearly two-year-old Zawadi and his mom, Jhasmin.

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