20 Dec '11, 10am

Baby giraffe is born at Night Safari and will be shown to public in Feb. #Singapore

Baby giraffe is born at Night Safari and will be shown to public in Feb. #Singapore

Singapore's Night Safari recently welcomed a new addition to its family, with the birth of a South African giraffe on Dec 5. The male calf, 1.88m tall and weighing 75kg at birth, is the child of father Pongola and mother Dobeni. Currently unnamed, the baby giraffe will be shown to the public at the Night Safari in February next year. It is the second child for Pongola and Dobeni, who are also parents to female giraffe Kayin, born in 2008. "We are happy to see that our healthy calf is suckling from its mother and galloping in its yard. The first few weeks are very important milestones in a giraffe's growth," said Mr Subash Chandran, Assistant Director, Zoology, Night Safari. Giraffes born in the wild are vulnerable to predators like hyenas and lions, Mr Chandran said, and it is estimated that only a small percentage of baby giraffes reach adulthood. Giraffes can grow up to ...

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