The Virginia Zoo welcomed the first animal born at the zoo in 2021: a baby giraffe!
A newborn Masai giraffe calf arrived on January 11, 2021. Keepers say the baby weighed 148.5 pounds and stood 6’1″ tall at birth.
After a neonatal exam was performed, veterinarians learned the baby is a girl and say she is “healthy and feisty!”
For $5, you can submit a name suggestion for the baby & help support the Zoo’s Act for Wildlife fund.
Standing at 6’1″, Virginia Zoo Keepers are delighted to welcome a newborn female Masai giraffe calf born on January 11, 2021.
For $5, anyone can submit a name suggestion. Read more about this adorable announcement and submit your name!https://t.co/SHRwJNsTaE
— The Virginia Zoo (@VirginiaZoo) January 14, 2021