Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Baby Giraffe

Today on our game drive we had the pleasure to see a newborn giraffe. It still had it's umbilical cord attached! 




The gestation period for a giraffe is around fifteen months. 

Giraffes give birth standing and are known to return to the same place they were born (known as a "calving ground") to have their baby.


When the calf drops out (yes, it drops about 5 feet to the ground) it weighs about 150 pounds and stands up to 6 feet tall. 


After a few hours from being born the baby giraffe is able to stand and run with the rest of their family.




Before heading home we came across another mama with her babies, hiding in the shade of an acacia tree.




Contact Amanda to learn about the best parks in East Africa and when it is best to visit. It is never to early to start planning your Africa Safari Adventure. 

Karibu Sana! 

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