Posted on December 12, 2016 at 4:47 PM by Ryan Bickel
A giraffe calf was born at Blank Park Zoo on December 6, 2016. Zoo officials have named her Lizzy in memory of long-time zoo supporter Elizabeth Kruidenier. The calf weighs 136 lbs. and just over six feet tall, and has been described as very energetic.
Here is a video of the birth and the milestones the animal had to accomplish within the first minutes of life:
Here is a video from Zoo staff announcing the birth:
Here is a photo taken shortly after Lizzy was born:
Here is a photo taken a couple days after birth:
She was born six feet tall, but still has to look up to see mom:
Here is a recording of a livestream from December 12, 2016: