SEATTLE (AP) — An examination of the giraffe born Tuesday at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle reveals that it is a boy.

The zoo says the 6-foot tall calf is nursing normally and seems to be doing well. He’ll be 18 feet tall when fully grown.

The zoo says he’ll be named privately. His mother is 6-year-old Olivia. The only other giraffe at the zoo is Olivia’s 5-year-old sister, Tufani.

The father was Chioke, who died in January at the age of 7 from stomach and kidney problems.

The calf should be following his mother out of the barn in a week or two and will be introduced into the African Savanna exhibit in a few months.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Listen Live