20 Dec '11, 8am

Night Safari welcomes baby giraffe

Night Safari welcomes baby giraffe

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Night Safari welcomed a lanky newcomer this festive season - a 1.88-metre tall baby giraffe. Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), which owns and operates the Night Safari, said on Tuesday that the male calf was born on December 5. It got on it its feet moments after a two-metre drop from its mother, Dobeni, which gave birth standing up. The birth is the first after three years. The 75-kg baby, which is still unnamed, is the third South African giraffe born at the Night Safari. Its father, Pongola, and mother Dobeni are also proud parents of female giraffe Kayin, that was born at the park in 2008. "We hope that the birth of this South African giraffe sub-species at Night Safari will continue to increase the gene pool of the species for global zoological institutions through animal exchanges and breeding programmes," said Mr Subash Chandran, assistant di...

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