Como Zoo is excited to welcome a new baby giraffe to its herd. Coming in to the world at 5 foot 8 inches and 130 pounds on Sunday, September 1, the baby is ready to stand tall & be introduced to her adoring fans on Sunday, September 8th.
She is the 5th calf born to mom, Clover and the 17th giraffe birth at Como in the last 20 years. Como’s current herd consists of Clover, Daisy, Skeeter (father) and the yet-to-be-named female.
The giraffe is the tallest of all land-living animal species. They can be as tall as 18 feet tall and have a prehensile (used for grasping) tongue as long as 18 inches. During the first two years of a giraffe’s life, it doubles it height and can be over 12-feet tall. Giraffe gestation lasts between 14 and 15 months, after which a single calf is born. Like human fingerprints, the markings or spots of a giraffe’s coat are unique to each individual. Reticulated giraffes are native to the dry savannahs and open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa.
The giraffe is available for sponsorship. Sponsoring an animal is a unique way to help Como Zoo with its wildlife conservation efforts. Donations support enhanced habitats and efforts to maintain the best care possible for the animals at Como Zoo.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Matt Reinartz Marketing & Public Relations Manager 1225 Estabrook Drive, St Paul MN 55103 Visit the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory website for more information