Baby Giraffe brings joy to zoogoers at Roosevelt Park Zoo

Published: Jul. 29, 2019 at 4:12 PM CDT
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If you have been to the Roosevelt Park Zoo in the last few days you might have seen a new addition to the Giraffe family.

"We had a baby born Tuesday morning,” said Chelsea Mihalick the Lead African Hoofstock Keeper.

At 5'9" and 150 pounds, the not so little baby giraffe born was born at the Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For mom Kianga and dad Mashama, this is their eighth calf together and fourth boy. Some zoogoers say they're very excited.

"It's just fun to watch their personalities come through especially as they grow. It is really rewarding kind of special to see the parents become parents. It is just a natural instinct for them to do what the parents are supposed to do,” said Mihalick.

He will have the chance to join his parents at the feeding stations and the kids can't wait.

"Everyone is so excited. It is always fun to have a baby especially once they are up and running around. It is always exciting as well for adult and the little kids,” said Mihalick.

The new addition to the giraffe family will bring more fun and education to the community.

The baby boy does not have a name yet. The zoo will be releasing name choices for the community to ultimately decide what his name will be.

The Roosevelt Park Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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