Saturday, 24 March 2012 11:39
BROWNSVILLE – It’s a girl! The Gladys Porter Zoo’s baby giraffe Ann, the newest baby reticulated giraffe born on Saturday, February 4, joined the rest of the herd. At birth, she weighed 80 pounds and measured in five feet tall. She is the eighth member of the herd.
In the month since Ann’s birth, zookeepers have kept a close eye on mother and baby. They are housed in a separate stall and special padding has been installed to provide better footing for baby Ann.