Oklahoma City Zoo Welcomes New Baby Giraffe!
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens welcomed a brand new member to the family yesterday (06-03-21) at 12:01pm CST. A male baby giraffe was born at the OKC Zoo and is doing well, spending time and bonding with his Mom Ellie and his fellow giraffe family. He doesn't have a name quite yet, but we know when he was born he weighed around 156 lbs and is 6'1 in height, That's a BIG BABY!
Hopefully we'll get to see the latest member of the OKC Zoo giraffe family sometime soon. Right now he's spending most of his time away from the public and paparazzi so he can get to know everybody in his new family and learn how to be a giraffe. His mom Ellie is taking great care of him, this will make her sixth baby born at the zoo so she knows what she's doing. What's neat is one of her calves, her daughter Julu is pregnant and is expected to give birth to her very first calf any day now. Both mom and daughter were pregnant at the same time, it was a race to see which one would give birth first. The giraffe family at the OKC Zoo is growing and more babies are on the way!
It's just in time for their "World Giraffe Day" celebration which is coming up on Monday, June 21st (06-21-21) from 10:00am until 1:00pm at the OKC Zoo. There's going to be all kinds of information booths, activities and even photo opportunities. Now that things are improving with the pandemic we can finally get back to the zoo! They're now in Summer hours and are open from 8:00am until 5:00pm daily. You can get your tickets in advance to avoid lines go to www.okczoo.org/tickets and get them ahead of time or just stop by the ticket booth on your way in. Tickets are just $12.00 for adults and $9.00 for kids ages 3-12 and for seniors 65 and over. It's really affordable and a great way to spend the day.