Two Rothschild’s Giraffe calves were born in a single week at the Czech Republic’s Zoo Praha. Nora delivered a male calf on June 30, and Elizabeth gave birth to a female calf, named Amelia, on July 7. The two are the 77th and 78th giraffes born at Zoo Praha. Both calves were sired by bull Giraffe Johan.
Nora is a calm and experienced mother and is taking excellent care of her energetic calf. Zoo keepers describe the calf as extremely confident.
Little Amelia is the seventh calf for
Elizabeth. According to zoo keepers, the
birth went quickly and Elizabeth immediately began cleaning her baby and tried
to help her stand. They say that Amelia
is calm and curious like her mother.
Rothschild’s Giraffes are one of the most endangered of the nine Giraffe subspecies, with only a few hundred individuals remaining in the wilds of Kenya and Uganda.
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