Baby Giraffe, Zoo Camera Debuts at Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo welcomed a Masai giraffe as a new addition to their animal family July 23.

Now zoo fans can keep an eye on the baby via a live video feed, broadcast directly from the zoo’s giraffe barn.

“We are so excited to be able to share our newest baby with zoo fans,” said executive director Greg Bockheim of the Virginia Zoo. “The Giraffe Cam offers a unique view into the daily life of mom and baby.”

The male giraffe, who is still nameless, was born to five-time mother Imara and father Billy. The calf weighed 152 pounds and measured 75 inches tall at birth.

Giraffes give birth standing up, which makes for an abrupt introduction into the world by dropping as high as six feet to the ground. The baby can stand and walk within the first few hours after birth.

To view the Giraffe Cam, visit http://virginiazoo.org/animals-plants/animals/mammals/animal-cams/giraffe-cam/.

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