Elephant calf walking with mother
Adorable New Arrivals

Zoo Babies

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Newborn calf standing near his mother
Reticulated Giraffe
Welcoming the tallest baby of the year!

Meet Mwezi, the newest addition to the reticulated giraffe herd at the Zoo! Mwezi’s name means “moon” in Swahili—he was born just around midnight on Dec. 6, 2023. Mwezi was 6 feet tall and weighed 144 pounds at birth. His parents are mother Kita and father Majani.

Giraffe calves are tall and wobbly at first but can stand and walk about an hour after they are born! In the wild, calves nurse from their mothers for about a year and a half. They live in a protective herd with other calves and their mothers.

Learn more about the Zoo’s giraffes here. You can even feed a giraffe at certain times of the year when you visit Plains!