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Male Giraffe calf

Keepers have been kept busy lately with lots of new arrivals and on Wednesday 19 June another baby was welcomed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, when  a male Giraffe calf was born.

The calf is yet to be named and the Zoo is seeking your assistance.  Simply post your name suggestion on the wall of the Zoo’s facebook page up until 10 July.  Name suggestions must reflect the African origin of Giraffe and have a meaning that reflects their natural history.  Keepers will vote on their favourite name.

The calf was born to mother, Tulli and father, Unami.  Tulli is a very experienced mother and this is her seventh calf, so she is very relaxed and doing all the right things.

The Giraffe calf was born in the early afternoon in the night yards and was up on its feet, suckling from its mother in less than an hour.

At just one day old the calf went out on to exhibit with Tulli and the rest of the herd to the delight of visitors.