Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Baby Giraffes Zahara and Akiki Meet the Public

Perth Zoo welcomed two new giraffes into their fold this fall! Zahara was born in September, and her half-brother Akiki was born in October. This is the first time the zoo has had two giraffe calves at the same time. Akiki was fed by hand after his mother couldn't produce enough milk. A few weeks later, the two were deemed old enough and healthy enough to make their grand debut. Despite already being taller than most people, the two are still babies, and their time in the public eye is limited each day. The two giraffes will eventually be sent to other zoos with giraffe breeding programs to ensure genetic diversity. (via Digg)

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