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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Tampa park welcomes a baby giraffe

I rarely publish such letters -I receive tonnes of them in the last period, those who want to have advertising gratis. I published 2 of them to help poor persons, and now my mails are full of this kind of spam. Here I publish the interesting information and the photo they sent me.

TAMPA, Fla. (April 13, 2010) – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby reticulated giraffe just days ago. Weighing approximately 147 pounds at birth, the newborn is the calf of mother, Teesa, and father, Sterling. The addition brings Busch Gardens’ giraffe population to 15.

Mother and baby are currently in an area out of guest view so they can be closely monitored by zoo staff to ensure the baby is nursing and growing properly. The duo will join the other animals on the Serengeti Plain in a few months.

A giraffe’s gestation period is approximately 15 months, and the new baby will nurse for about one year. The term “reticulated” refers to the giraffe’s net-like pattern of spots. It is common for other members of the giraffe family to become involved with the care of newborns, and this baby will be joined by another new baby giraffe before summer. These births are part of a successful long-term breeding program at Busch Gardens.

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