The baby will be standing in less than an hour after it is born.
Because of this vulnerability, they hide the fact that they are in labor and when they are finally in labor it moves FAST.
Calves are on average, 6′ tall and 150# upon birth.
An extreme temperature drop locally with wet/frozen conditions will keep the giraffes inside today.
You will notice her belly is looking nice and tight – perhaps a bit raised. Appetite was strong this evening at PM feed, but touched little hay in the afternoon.
The vet reported she was ver Morning Update: Keeper’s report – all is well in the barn.