MELBOURNE, Florida – The Brevard Zoo, located in Melbourne, Fl welcomed a newborn giraffe on Friday, October 19th, 2018 at approximately 5:15 am.
The new baby boy weighs 158 pounds, and he is six feet tall. The unnamed calf came out feet-first.
He is the ninth offspring of mother Johari, 18, and the twelfth of his father, Rafiki.
“The newborn giraffe underwent a neonatal exam, where we checked his overall health,” said Michelle Smurl, the Zoo’s director of animal programs.
“He looked to be in great condition at his checkup on Saturday,” Smurl added.
The new calf will remain with his mother behind the scenes for a few weeks before he makes his first appearance in Expedition Africa.
- Adults $19.95
- Seniors $18.95
- Children ages 3 – 11 $14.95
- Children under 3 are Free
The Brevard Zoo is located at 8225 North Wickham Road in Melbourne. For more information call (321)254-9453.
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