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The Zoo is Seeing Double! Welcome Baby Giraffe Kelly

Gulf Breeze Zoo is seeing double when it comes to baby giraffe these days.  You may remember the first baby giraffe, Gibson, born August 2nd. The Zoo is proud to announce he now has company! Baby giraffe, Kelly, was born early September 6th to mother, Kenya, a 7 year old reticulated giraffe. The little girl weighed in at petite 117 pounds and measured 5'-8" tall at birth!


The Zoo is Seeing Double
It's a Boy! It's a Girl! What? Zoo welcomes 2nd giraffe calf in 5 weeks!
 
Gulf Breeze, Florida – October 5, 2016 - Gulf Breeze Zoo is seeing double when it comes to baby giraffe these days.  You may remember the first baby giraffe, Gibson, born August 2nd. The Zoo is proud to announce he has company! Baby giraffe, Kelly, was born early September 6th to mother, Kenya, a 7 year old reticulated giraffe. The little girl weighed in at petite 117 pounds and measured 5'-8" tall at birth!
Both mother and baby are very healthy and thriving. Visitors can see both babies, Kelly and Gibson running and playing together in the exercise yard, daily. Their mother's, Kenya and Gabby, and the rest of the giraffe family can also be viewed and fed at the giraffe feeding station every day, weather dependent, from 9am – 3pm.
 
Giraffe are the tallest land mammals with males reaching up to 18 feet tall.  Giraffe generally give birth to 1 calf after a gestation of around 457 days (15 months). Overall, giraffe populations are considered stable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); however large portions of their natural habitats have been destroyed. The Reticulated African giraffe population has been estimated to range from only 4,500 to 4,700 in the wild.
 
The Gulf Coast Area’s award-winning Gulf Breeze Zoo is home to more than 900 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many hands on animal encounters and kid’s activities perfect for field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. The Zoo opens at 9 a.m. daily and is located just off Highway 98. Admission to the zoo is $17.95 for adults, $13.95 for children. Military, senior and group rates are available. Call (850) 932-2229, or visitwww.GBZoo.com for information.
 
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