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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Announces Giraffe Calf's Name

A female Reticulated giraffe calf born on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been named Hope.  The name was inspired by long-time supporter Peg Pease, who has been volunteering at the Zoo as a docent since 1995. On Tuesday mornings, Pease can be found in the Syd and Betty Cate Giraffe Herd Rooms educating visitors about the Zoo’s herd. "My all-time favorite and most important task," she said. Pease had been calling the calf "Hope." Once the Z... Read More
Posted by Lauren Allen at Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

Giraffe Calf Born at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announces the birth of a female Giraffe calf at 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2023. She successfully stood for the first time at 1:30 a.m., weighed 108 pounds and was measured at 5 feet, 7 inches tall. Her mother is Zola, an 8-year-old Giraffe, and father is Jawara, who is 14 years old.  The Veterinary and Animal Care teams are providing around-the-clock care for the calf, as mother Zola did not show the expected level of maternal care toward... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023