Friday, March 11, 2011

Welcome Baby Giraffe!

On Wednesday we went to visit the brand new baby giraffe that was born at the zoo last week.  We heard that she was finally out and with the rest of the herd on Tuesday, so we got up and headed to the zoo on Wednesday morning so we could be there when it opened.  We headed straight for the giraffes.  Unfortunately, only a few of the larger giraffes were out.  I suspect the younger giraffes were in the barn because it was a bit chilly out.  We went to the children’s area and played for a bit.  The kids always love brushing the goats.  After about 45 minutes we walked back to the giraffes and the new mama and baby were out and about!   It was seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, and the kids were so excited!  The little girl was less than five full days old.  I was surprised at her bravery.  At one point another giraffe started to chase her a bit and her mama went right over to protect her.  They wandered over to a corner and the little baby nursed.   So cute!   It will be so neat to watch her grow.  I’m sure we will visit her every time we go to the zoo.  Definitely go see her if you live nearby and have a chance.  Can’t wait to hear her name…

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