Montgomery Zoo Shows Off New Baby Giraffe


By Lisa Blackwell

Montgomery Zoo showed off its latest addition to the giraffe exhibit.

A new baby boy was born there on July 30 and Thursday he made his first public appearance.

Sister Ashley will eat right out of your hand but her new little brother, well, he's still a little shy.

Savannah, a little girl visiting the zoo, says, "He's cute."

Brooke Lehmann, another visitor at the giraffe exhibit, says, "He is really cute and it's a pleasure to see a baby at the zoo cause it's not something you get to see everyday."

He's 6 feet tall and 160 pounds right now but in the next year he'll put on 300 pounds and grow an additional 2 feet. Lehmann says that's pretty amazing.

"We just had our first baby and when you can compare it's pretty impressive," said Lehmann.

Zoo staff say the new boy is curious and active just like his momma.

Ken Naugher, Conservation Resource Manager, says "He investigates the rocks anything on the ground and the smell of the rocks.

Until he steps up to the feeding station, Mom Melissa and sister Ashley are enjoying all the extra attention and food from the kids.

He doesn't have a new name yet but zookeepers say they may have a contest and let the public decide.

You can see the new baby giraffe everyday between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the zoo.


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Douglas Goode said on Saturday, Feb 9 at 3:12 AM

It is sad that this baby and his mother Melissa both died in January 2013 and the director of the Montgomery Zoo has hidden their deaths. There is a coverup happening at Montgomery Zoo. From the mismanagement by the director causing USDA actions last fall to the recent stopping being associated with the AZA to the lies by the zoo director to staff about why the zoo is not AZA to the deaths of these giraffe. Animals are dieing right and left at the Montgomery Zoo! The people of Montgomery deserve to know the truth! CBS 8 News should investigate the truth! Ask the people who know, do not listen to the lies of the zoo director! May God have mercy on the lives of these poor neglected animals!

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Lucy said on Monday, Sep 10 at 7:10 PM

That is adorable.thanks for posting

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