At 1:55 AM on Wednesday, January 19, Adia the Santa Barbara Zoo's Masai giraffe gave start to a male calf, who was named Raymie by his Premier Foster Feeder sponsors, the McGraw Household. Raymie is 157.6 kilos and roughly 5 ft, 9 inches tall.
The calf’s legs have been first noticed round 11 PM Tuesday evening, and Adia was in lively labor for about three hours. The calf was standing 45 minutes after it was born, is nursing, and seems sturdy and wholesome. That is Adia’s second calf and based on Dr. Julie Barnes, the Zoo’s VP of Animal Care & Well being, she is “as soon as once more exhibiting wonderful maternal conduct.” Adia's first calf, Twiga, continues to be a part of the Zoo’s herd, however he will probably be beginning his personal herd at one other zoo later this 12 months.
For now, Adia and Raymie will stay behind the scenes to get to know one another and bond. Within the meantime, get pleasure from this video of Raymie taking some wobbly steps and getting kissed by his mother!
Because of Santa Barbara Zoo Members and Foster Feeders, we’re capable of contribute to saving species just like the Masai and supply wonderful animal care to the animals on the Zoo.
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