Baby Akili was born at the Memphis Zoo on Thursday, expanding the zoo’s giraffe family to seven. Although born outside in public view, Akili will be kept inside until the weather warms. She was 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighed 125 lbs at birth.
Her name is Swahili for intelligent.
Read more about baby Akili at The Commercial Appeal.
Read more about giraffes at Animal Fact Guide.
The Binder Park Zoo, in Battle Creek, Michigan, has recently welcomed two baby giraffes. The two male giraffes were born last month only two days apart. The baby boys are the first giraffes born at the zoo and the first born in Michigan in 16 years.
The first of the two was six feet tall and 137 lbs at birth. The second was slightly smaller at 5 feet 6 inches tall and 116 lbs. This calf will be hand raised because his mother was unable to properly care for him.
When fully grown the giraffes will reach up to 18 feet. They live for about 25 years.
Learn more about giraffes at Animal Fact Guide.
Read more about the new born giraffes at The Battle Creek Enquirer.