Long Awaited New Baby Giraffe born at Global Wildlife Center
Global Wildlife Center is proud to announce the birth of our newest family member a Reticulated Giraffe born to Kameel and Big John. The birth was an easy one for Kameel, mother of now 11 giraffes. Kameel gave birth to her 6th baby girl approximately 5:45 p.m. on July 8, 2012. Operations Manager, Wesley Thompson, had been long awaiting our new arrival and was shocked to see her prancing around her mother after only minutes of welcoming her into this world.
Typically, baby Giraffes are born after a 15 month gestation period, and are around six feet tall and can weigh up to 150 pounds at birth. The mother giraffe gives birth standing up and the baby calf falls approximately six feet to the ground when it’s born. We are proud to report that that the new baby giraffe is extremely curious. She has been spotted getting to know her family and other animals on the 900 acre wildlife preserve that she now calls home.
Kameel and her new baby have also visited Safari Wagon Tours delighting the visitor’s of Global Wildlife Center to get a first look at the newest member of the Global Wildlife Family!