Just like that video of Giant Pandas being born, quick thinking cameramen similarly snatched the birth of this rare Masai giraffe at Safari West in Santa Rosa, CA. Entering the world on Sept. 3 to proud mama, Jamala, and first-time dad, Tufani, the 130-pound babe is still nameless. Learn more about him in this video and, if you're feeling extra inspired, share some moniker ideas of your very own in the comments below.
Great job captioning this silly photo! You made it quotable with these clever ideas:
This is better than kissing a male! — JaeB
Why did he have to triple-dog dare me?! — maskedtoejam
Looks like a frozen sangria from here. Perfect for summertime! — sugumava
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I'm saddened to report that one of the giraffes at the San Francisco Zoo passed away at 12:15 p.m. yesterday, suffering from cardiac and respiratory arrest. Gezi (mama to that cutie pie, Barbro, we saw born back in February) was one of six long-necked creatures in the city. The necropsy results came in Wednesday afternoon, and the zoo just announced that the mom to Terrance (born on May 18, 2006) and recent babe, Barbro, (Feb. 25) was in her first trimester at the time of death! According to local news reports, it also showed Gezi had enlarged lymph nodes, inflammation within her gastrointestinal tract, and more than 100 "suspicious black masses" throughout her body. Although the zoo did not elaborate what those masses were, they will perform more tests to confirm the exact cause of death of this pregnant giraffe. In the meantime, the other giraffes (one adult male, two adult females, and two calves, one male, and one female) remain in good condition.
When my mom alerted me to this baby giraffe born in Mississippi last Monday with weak ankles, I was intrigued. I loooove giraffes! The unnamed babe was born with a rare medical condition with weak flexor tendons in both hind legs. Zookeepers were monitoring her process over the last six days, bandaging her back ankles to help her stand up and to prevent abrasions and infections. Sadly, though, the tiny 87-pound calf died yesterday. Officials will perform a necropsy to determine the exact cause of death – see a couple more pictures when you read more
It's a baby girl! San Francisco Zoo resident giraffe, Gezi, gave birth to this lil one on Monday morning. The new arrival provided quite a shock to zookeepers who found her when they arrived at 8 a.m., but predict her actual birth fell between 3 and 6 a.m.
I learned I wasn't the only one who loves the world's tallest land animal, and I can't wait to stop by and check her out in person. At last update, the unnamed lass can be seen outside during the sunny days we've been having lately. She's being monitored to make sure she starts nursing, if not, they'll have to resort to bottle feeding. I can't wait 'til the 150-pound calf gets a cute name — any suggestions?
Yum! Ten-day-old Margaret takes a sweet sip – with a giraffe's version of a milk mustache no less – from Tim Rowlands at England's Chester Zoo. She's actually the first Rothschild's giraffe born there and already she has a BFF in her keeper who named the lovely lass after his mother. Margaret's having difficulty suckling from her birth mom which is why she gets this second chance with a bottle. I'm hoping she'll be long and lean in no time; even though she's already over four-feet-tall, she's still a tiny two feet under the typical six-foot size of a baby giraffe. One pic just wasn't enough so read more
We've seen what happens when the artwork inside children's coloring books is used to inspire body art. It's almost always a regrettable thing. So why would someone take it a step further by inking a connect-the-dots tattoo (of a giraffe, no less) into her skin? Certainly not for its entertainment value. After one go around, then what? Back to dot one... (Thanks, eBaum's World!)
This dude can't score a chick. I wonder why. When he's not bragging about giraffe's neat-o tongue attributes or marveling at their unusual birthing methods, he's researching and updating his wall of giraffe facts. Sounds like a good time, right? (Confession: I kind of love him.)