He's got four lanky legs and the longest neck and eyelashes ever. You guessed it - he's a baby giraffe! You can now head to the Singapore Zoo with your little ones in tow to greet this adorable giraffe calf...
Mums and dads, now’s the perfect time to take your little ones to the zoo to meet its incredibly cute new addition — a darling baby giraffe!
This adorable baby boy was born on 28 August this year, measuring a very tall 1.9m tall at birth, and is the zoo’s first giraffe calf in 28 years!
He is the first born to mummy Roni and daddy Growie, both of whom arrived at the Singapore Zoo in 2005, says a Straits Times report.
Giraffe mums and babies need to bond too
According to reports, zookeepers kept mummy Roni and her baby separated from the rest of the herd during the first month to allow them to bond, and ensure that the calf was nursing properly.
Keepers even “baby-proofed” the exhibit as a safety precaution before allowing the long-legged little one to explore his new home.
Mummy and baby were gradually reintroduced to the other two Singapore Zoo giraffes — Lucy (an unrelated female) and dad Growie. All four are reportedly now happily sharing their space together.
Dr Cheng Wen-Haur, Chief Life Sciences Officer at Wildlife Reserves Singapore, said:
“Animal babies are always a cause for celebration as they are a good indication that the animals under our care feel comfortable and secure enough to breed in the environment that we’ve created for them.”
Parents, when you take your little ones along to Singapore Zoo to see the giraffe calf, don’t forget to take plenty of photos of him, and upload them with the hashtag #sg50babygiraffe.
You can also get updates on this youngster’s development at www.zoo.com.sg/sg50babygiraffe.
Also, since there are plans to conduct a naming contest for the calf in coming months, why not get the whole family to start thinking about the perfect name right now?
Watch Singapore Zoo’s adorable baby giraffe frolicking around, in the video below.
Lead image from Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
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