Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Autumn and her calf
Giraffe births can sometimes take hours, but once she got started, Autumn delivered her calf quickly.
Autumn the giraffe delivered her calf just before midnight Monday. After more than a year of waiting, the Greenville Zoo's giraffe, Autumn, gave birth Monday night. . Giraffe births can sometimes take hours, but once she got started, Autumn delivered the calf quickly.
To keep an eye on Autumn and her new baby, click HERE to go to the livestreaming Earth Cam.
Autumn and her mate are on a breeding loan. As part of the loan, Autumn came to the Greenville Zoo from the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston in 2007 to be paired with the zoo’s male giraffe, Walter, 7, from the San Diego Zoo. Giraffe births are unusual in that they give birth while standing, and the baby is born hooves-first.