The giraffe calf at Zoo Vienna continues to develop well thanks to the intensive care of the animal care team. It explores its surroundings with interest and dashes through the giraffe park. The little one's main food is still Holstein cow's milk, but she also nibbles on hay and leaves that were frozen for the giraffes to feed in the winter. “Our giraffe girl has shown real willpower and perseverance over the past few weeks. The animal care team has thought a lot about what the little one could be called. In the end, the decision was made to use the name "Amari" - which means "the strong one" in the African language Yoruba," reports Eveline Dungl, the head of the zoological department responsible.
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The giraffe group is getting better and better at dealing with the situation and the interactions between the cub and mother Fleur are also increasing. "We have therefore temporarily opened the giraffe park since last week so that the herd can slowly get used to the visitors again. With a bit of luck you can even catch a glimpse of Amari. However, most of it is still in the rear area of the facility,” says zoo director Stephan Hering-Hagenbeck. The OBI Bau- & Heimwerkermärkte, long-standing godparents of the giraffe bull Obi, presented a donation check as a sign of support. Training and occupation items for the strong giraffe girl are among other things on the shopping list.
Photos: Daniel Zupanc.