Brevard Zoo Baby Giraffe Born

Brevard Zoo Baby Giraffe Born – Dozenth giraffe calf born at Brevard Zoo. Check out the details and pay the calf a visit with the family! It’s a short drive from Central Florida!

Brevard Zoo Baby Giraffe Born


What:

Brevard Zoo welcomed a newborn giraffe on Friday, October 19. The little one, a male, was born six feet tall and weighed 158 pounds.

Where:

Brevard Zoo

More Details:

The as-yet-unnamed calf arrived around 5:15 a.m., entering the world feet-first. He is the ninth offspring of 18-year-old mother Johari and the twelfth sired by 20-year-old Rafiki.

“The newborn giraffe underwent a neonatal exam, where we checked his overall health,” said Michelle Smurl, the Zoo’s director of animal programs. “He looked to be in great condition at his checkup on Saturday.”

The calf will remain behind the scenes with Johari for a few weeks before making his first appearance in Expedition Africa.

Eight of the Zoo’s nine giraffe belong to the Masai subspecies, which is native to Tanzania and southern Kenya. Habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest pose the most significant threats to giraffe in their natural habitat.

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Baby Goat Yoga at Wildflower Farm

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cargo Bike Show Off and Ride

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Fri 29

Enzian Theater: Back to the Future Drive-In

May 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Color Run 5K Orlando

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wild Florida Safari Drive Thru

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 30

Apopka High School Graduation Parade

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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City of Longwood Farmer’s Market

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wild Florida Safari Drive Thru

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wild Florida Safari Drive Thru

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Family Time on the Farm at Wildflower Farm

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Wild Florida Safari Drive Thru

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