2 more giraffes born at Colorado Springs zoo
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s giraffe herd has two new members.
A male calf was born March 23 and another was born Wednesday. The two were sired by the zoo’s bull giraffe, Mawimbi but have different mothers.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo claims one of the largest captive giraffe herds in the world with 20, including the newborns. Another birth is expected by summer.
The zoo in Colorado Springs has now had 193 giraffe births since it received its first wild-born giraffes in 1954.
It is the same zoo where four otters escaped through a hole in a fence Thursday. Three were recaptured, but the zoo was still looking for the fourth Monday.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com