The Omaha Zoo just got bigger! The Nebraska institution announced that Betty Francis just became a first time mom to a new baby giraffe.

Baby boy was born on Jul. 31 and already stands six feet tall. While he doesn’t have a name yet, the newest addition the giraffe barn is already up and very mobile with mom.

Mom, Betty Francis definitely paid her dues after a long 15-month gestation period (can you IMAGINE?) and is keeping baby boy to herself for now. The zoo reports that he will receive his name at Zoofari 2021 and will be introduced to his fellow reticulated giraffe family in the next few weeks.

Wildlife enthusiasts can catch a peek of baby and mom at the Syd and Betty Cate Giraffe Herd Rooms at the Omaha Zoo.

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: Yoni Kozminsi via Unsplash

 

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