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Max with Pinda and Midas

Max with Pinda and Midas

As many of you know, we had three giraffes born this year. Daisy on January 11, Rocket on February 19, and Max on April 3. The weather seems to finally be warming up, so all of our giraffes have been able to venture outdoors after a long winter in the barn.

Everyone has been very excited to see Max!

Everyone has been very excited to see Max!

Max was the first of the babies to come outside. He can often be found with his parents, Pinda and Midas. He was of course a big hit with our visitors. This adorable and entertaining calf is sometimes seen galloping around the habitat.

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of the bottles we use to feed Daisy and Rocket. It holds 3 quarts of formula!

This is one of the bottles we use to feed Daisy and Rocket. It holds 3 quarts of formula!

Daisy and Rocket are still being bottle fed. They each get 3 quarts of formula 3 times a day, or a total of 9 quarts each day. This would be equal to a human drinking 2.25 gallons of milk a day!

 

 

Daisy and Rocket remained in the barn up until this week since they are being bottle fed and hand raised by the zookeepers. For everyone’s safety, we decided to introduce them to the rest of the giraffes slowly. For now they remain in a fenced off section to avoid any injuries with the adults. After the adjust to each other, they will be allowed into the same area as the rest of the herd. So far everything is going very well!

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy and Rocket finally enjoying the Spring weather.

Daisy and Rocket finally enjoying the Spring weather.

Midas, our adult male giraffe, was particularly interested in the calves.

Midas, our adult male giraffe, was particularly interested in the calves.

The adult giraffes have been very curious about Daisy and Rocket.

The adult giraffes have been very curious about Daisy and Rocket.

Molly as usual came over to check out what was going on.

Molly as usual came over to check out what was going on.

Comments

  1. tara keefe says:

    I am planning a trip up there june 6, I would love to donate some blankets! I have quite a few! Are they still needed in warmer weather? Im so excited to visit! Cant wait to see the baby giraffes, my favorite animal!

    • Southwickszoo Admin says:

      Hi Tara, we sometimes give blankets to the chimpanzees, so we should be able to accept a few donations!

  2. Hi Tara, I went there yesterday on May 20th. You need to see them. they are so darn cute. P.S. I love giraffes too.

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