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Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe Kai

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe Kai

Gulf Breeze Zoo announced Tuesday the birth of a new giraffe calf named Kai. On Feb.  10, reticulated giraffe Kenya went into labor just after 8 p.m. in her birthing stall within the giraffe compound. Patient zoo staff anxiously watched her deliver a healthy boy calf, Kai, two hours later, just after 10 p.m. Animal […]

New babies herald Gulf Breeze Zoo growth

New babies herald Gulf Breeze Zoo growth

Gulf Breeze Zoo is expanding in many ways. The zoo welcomed two new babies in July, and they are now ready to greet visitors. Gus, a reticulated giraffe born to zoo resident Gabby, already stands nearly 6 feet tall. Acting zoo director David Tetzlaff, corporate operations officer … Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Zoo seeing double with second giraffe birth

Zoo seeing double with second giraffe birth

The Gulf Breeze Zoo announced the birth of yet another giraffe calf Wednesday, Oct. 5, bringing the herd total to five. Kelly was born early Sept. 6 to mother, Kenya, a 7-year-old reticulated giraffe. The little girl weighed in at 117 pounds and measured 5 feet 8 inches tall at birth. Kelly’s birth follows just […]

World Giraffe Day

World Giraffe Day

Children visiting the Gulf Breeze Zoo fed treats to the zoo’s three giraffes in honor of World Giraffe Day, June 21. Zoo curator Katy Rich gave a special giraffe talk describing facts about the animals and raising awareness about dropping reticulated giraffe populations. “We call them quiet giants,” Rich said. “When people can see them […]