The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has welcomed a new member to its family: a male newborn giraffe.
Lune, 13 years old, gave birth for the sixth time. On June 2nd, the little one was born. The zoo personnel confirmed that both the mother and her calf are well after checking on him.
The days in the zoo, “Another long neck has been added to our giraffe tower. Luna, 13, gave birth to her sixth calf today, and it’s on display! The animal care team continues to keep an eye on mom and calf…”
The young calf was identified as a boy during a newborn examination. He spends the majority of his time with his mother. He even hides between her legs on occasion.
The towering gentle giant’s legs alone are taller than most humans. As a result, they are capable of running 35 miles per hour over short distances. They travel at a speed of 10 miles per hour across longer distances.
Furthermore, their height gives them an advantage. Most animals are unable to enter the trees, where they can easily locate food. Giraffes consume hundreds of pounds of leaves each week and must frequently travel long distances to find them.
Females give birth standing up, therefore babies drop from a height of 5 feet or more to the earth when they are born.
Males are taller and heavier than females. The tops of female ossicones are covered in fur. Male ossicones, on the other hand, are hairless. If guys are to fight, they will be protected by them. This is known as “necking,” which is a show of power.
Every giraffe has a unique pattern, even if individuals from the same region typically seem same.
Their communities are shaped by a variety of elements, including ecological, temporal, and social influences. Giraffe herds are almost always sex-segregated. There are, however, exceptions to this rule.
The cutest new arrival at the Jacksonville Zoo is beyond a doubt. If you visit anytime soon, be sure to look for the baby giraffe.