Healthy female calf born to Shani the Giraffe at the Sacramento Zoo

BABY GIRAFFE. YESTERDAY, SHANI THE GIRAFFE GAVE BIRTH TO A FEMALE CALF. THE CALF IS HEALTHY AND NURSING AND MOM AND BABY GIRAFFE ARE BONDING. WHILE THEY MAY BE VISIBLE AT THEIR HABITAT’S SIDE YARD FROM TIME TO TIME, THE OFFICIAL DEBUT WILL HAPPEN WHEN ZOOKEEPERS THINK MOM AND BABY ARE READY. AS OF NOW, THE BABY GIRAFFE HA

Healthy female calf born to Shani the Giraffe at the Sacramento Zoo

Updated: 1:18 PM PST Jan 24, 2023

Shani the Giraffe, one of the Sacramento Zoo’s most popular residents, gave birth to a healthy female calf on Sunday afternoon, the zoo announced Monday. Zookeepers had noted signs of the impending birth on Jan. 18, so Shani was moved into the maternity stall for monitoring. The calf was born Jan. 22 at 12:28 pm However, you might not be able to see Shani and her calf anytime soon. The pair will be given some bonding time, although the zoo says they’ll still be visible from the habitat’s side yard over the next few weeks. | MORE | Upcoming city council vote critical to fate of proposed Elk Grove ZooThe Sacramento Zoo will later announce an official debut date for the newest addition of the herd on their social media pages.This newest calf marks the sixth giraffe currently at the zoo and the 21st calf born at the Zoo since giraffes were first housed in Sacramento in 1954.As of Tuesday, the baby giraffe has not been named.| MORE | Here’s a first look at what the Sacramento Zoo in Elk Grove could look like

Shani the Giraffe, one of the Sacramento Zoo’s most popular residents, gave birth to a healthy female calf on Sunday afternoon, the zoo announced Monday.

Zookeepers had noted signs of the impending birth on Jan. 18, so Shani was moved into the maternity stall for monitoring. The calf was born Jan. 22 at 12:28 pm

However, you might not be able to see Shani and her calf anytime soon.

The pair will be given some bonding time, although the zoo says they’ll still be visible from the habitat’s side yard over the next few weeks.

| MORE | Upcoming city council vote critical to fate of proposed Elk Grove Zoo


The Sacramento Zoo will later announce an official debut date for the newest addition of the herd on their social media pages.

This newest calf marks the sixth giraffe currently at the zoo and the 21st calf born at the zoo since giraffes were first housed in Sacramento in 1954.

As of Tuesday, the baby giraffe has not been named.

| MORE | Here’s a first look at what the Sacramento Zoo in Elk Grove could look like

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