Giraffe Calf Update

The votes are "Finely" in!!!

The new giraffe calf is named Finely pronounced (F IH N - l ee ).
Thanks to everyone who voted.

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR!
Peoria Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male giraffe. Baby and mother are doing great!

As if a 450 day gestation wasn't long enough, right?
We will be introducing the baby to all his "firsts" very slowly and carefully. We will keep you updated on his progress.  Currently the calf is on exhibit Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Any time he is not on the yard he will be visible in his holding stall.

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In preparation for the birth:
Zoo staff modified an off-exhibit stall to offer a secure, quiet and soft place for the expectant mother and calf.  A video camera was installed in that stall so the staff could monitor the mother and calf 24/7.

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