• April the Giraffe Is Going on Birth Control, Won’t Have Any More Babies

    April the giraffe is going on calf control. The 17-year-old giraffe and mother of five is being put on birth control Friday and will no longer be part of the breeding program at her home in Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, park officials announced on Thursday. “It’s a great celebration for her because she has […]

  • Vicki Lou Who? New Baby Giraffe Named By $100,000 Anonymous Donor

    A mystery donor gave $100,000 to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, winning the right to name the newest member of the facility’s giraffe herd while also helping conservation efforts in Tanzania, zoo officials announced Monday. “We are thrilled to formally announce our baby giraffe’s name — Vicki Lou,” Living Desert President/CEO Allen Monroe said. […]

  • The Living Desert Announces Birth of Female Giraffe Calf

    In the early morning hours of the first day of Spring, March 20, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens welcomed a female giraffe calf to the herd – born to mother, Dadisi (DA-dee-see), and father, Hesabu (Heh-SAW-boo). The female calf weighs in at 149.6 pounds (68kg) and stands 6 feet 1 inch tall. The yet-to-be-named calf will make her […]

  • Living Desert Announces Death of Giraffe

    An 18-year-old giraffe at the Living Desert was euthanized Tuesday due to mounting health issues, zoo officials announced. Hesabu, who came to the Living Desert in November 2002, was one of the oldest male giraffes in human care, according to zoo officials, who said male giraffes in captivity live around 13 years on average. Living […]

  • Giraffe calf born at Ohio safari park

    A giraffe calf was born earlier this week at a popular Ohio safari attraction and several visitors had the rare opportunity to watch. A male Masai giraffe was born at The Wilds on Tuesday, officials with the park said. The giraffe was born to mother Lulu, who was born at the Cincinnati Zoo, and father, […]

  • April the Giraffe Is Pregnant Again — And Yes, Oliver Is the Father

    April the Giraffe, the long-necked, spotted beauty from New York’s Animal Adventure Park who captivated the globe for months as she prepared for the birth of her fourth calf last year, is pregnant again. The upstate zoo she calls home made the announcement live on the “Today” show Wednesday morning. And yes, Oliver is the father. “The […]

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