The Living Desert has a new resident and she’s a cutie.
The Palm Desert zoo and gardens have announced that a female giraffe was born to mother, Dadisi (DA-dee-see), and father, Hesabu (Heh-SAW-boo) on March 20. The female calf weighs in at 149.6 pounds (68kg) and already stands 6 feet 1 inch tall (sign her up, Lakers!).
“We are thrilled to share the news of this new addition. Mother and calf are doing very well and are currently bonding behind-the-scenes,” Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert said in a press release. “Guests will have the opportunity to see mother and calf in the near future and I know they will be delighted when they see the pair.”
The yet-to-be-named calf will make her public debut on the giraffe habitat later next week.
Here’s some video of the happy family: