20 Dec '11, 9pm

A tall tale: The Night Safari welcomes its third giraffe calf, yet unnamed, born on Dec 5

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), which owns and operates the Night Safari, said yesterday that the male calf was born on Dec 5. It got on it its feet moments after a two-metre drop from its mother, Dobeni, which gave birth standing up. The 75-kg baby, which is still unnamed, is the third South African giraffe born at the Night Safari, and the first after three years. Its father, Pongola, and Dobeni are also proud parents of Kayin, a female giraffe 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 director of Zoology at the Night Safari. 'We are happy to see that our healthy calf is suckling from its mother and galloping in its yard. The firs...

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Night Safari welcomes baby giraffe

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channelnewsasia.com 20 Dec '11, 8am

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asiaone.com 20 Dec '11, 10am

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straitstimes.com 28 Dec '11, 12am

Dobeni, a South African giraffe at the Night Safari, licking her male calf at the park on Friday. Born on Dec 5, the 75kg,...