Imagine the View
When you visit the Calgary Zoo’s giraffes, Nabo and Carrie (and newborn calf!), be prepared to look up. Way up! With their heads seemingly in the clouds, giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth – their legs alone are taller than most people.
The adults aren't the only tall ones- our new giraffe calf was born at a whopping 6 feet and 6 inches! Have you been introduced to the zoo's newest family member?
From her first wobbling steps in this video, to frolicking in her habitat with mom Carrie, our new giraffe calf is a sight to see.
As you watch them use their long necks and purple tongues to reach leaves high up in the trees, just imagine what the world below looks like to them. Talk about a giraffe’s eye view!
Giraffe legs can pack a real punch. Full-grown giraffes can kick hard enough to break a lion’s skull or spine.
Here's where we call home
Masai Giraffe: Kenya, Tanzania
Reticulated Giraffe: Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia
Giraffes roam open acacia savannahs and woodlands in small groups
At a Glance
Giraffe camelopardalis reticulata
1,200 - 1,900 kg (2,645 - 4,188 lb.)
3.8 - 5.7 m (12.5 - 18.7 ft.)
Dry, open acacia savannahs and woodlands
Primarily leaves and twigs from acacia trees