Baby Giraffe Born At San Francisco Zoo
A new baby giraffe was born at the San Francisco Zoo last week, weighing in at 130 pounds and standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, zoo officials said.
The female calf, who has yet to be named, was born to 11-year-old mother Kristin and father Floyd on May 22.
Her mother gave birth to her standing up after a roughly 425-day gestation period.
The reticulated giraffe calf is healthy and bonding with her mother in the giraffe lodge, mostly out of the public’s sight except when the pair ventures out to a side yard, which happens occasionally, zoo spokeswoman Abbie Tuller said.
However, in a few weeks, the calf will start exploring the open African Savanna exhibit, making it easier for visitors to spot her, Tuller said.
Giraffes, the tallest living land animals, can grow up to 18 feet tall and weigh up to 3,000 pounds, according to zoo officials.
During Kristin’s latest pregnancy—she has also given birth in 2006, 2007 and 2008 — zookeepers administered awake ultrasounds, which let staff monitor the health of the fetus.
Zookeepers said the new calf “has a lot of spunk” and that she is getting along with the other adult giraffes.
The growing giraffe herd also welcomed another young female giraffe last week when a nearly 2-year-old giraffe was brought in from the Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque.
The SF Zoo is located at 1 Zoo Road, at the foot of Sloat Boulevard.
God I’m thirsty.
…Am I liveblogging being stuck in my room because I don’t want to face people in my house?
and I’m really thirsty.
I’m hitting an all new low today. Ice cream for breakfast while I’m watching Doctor Who and my dog sits and stares at me. Wait. Did I say low? I meant highest point of my life.
from The Bones Below by Sierra Demulder
this is literally my favorite post of all time look at her face in the second picture she’s like “oh no one more just wait” and then she gets one more and she keeps running like the fourth picture look at her stride and her face she’s so happy to exist and touch butts and oh man. you go girl, follow your dreams
Nothing but this gaunt quiet.
From The war of the worlds, by Herbert George Wells, New York, 1898.
YES this is what I was looking for. I forgot to mention that it’s made by Titmouse, the folks who did Motorcity. I fucking love this short.
Don’t start this crap with me, Yahoo. I am not following this. I do not want it on my dash. Stop please.
(I am aware that Yahoo doesn’t hear this but I’m still upset about it. Carry on.)
Ooooo! An anon. FUN TIMES. Mysteries are good. I like mysteries. Anyway.
Sam Winchester: (Fun fact I only watched the first 2 seasons of Supernatural when they aired forever ago.) I would love to be paid to read books and travel and learn languages/learn in general. (I have yet to find out what profession that is. I’d be a professional undergrad if I could.)
Tony Stark: I just did him and it was hard so scroll, my pretty, scroll!