Baby Giraffes Zahara and Akiki Meet the Public

Perth Zoo welcomed two new giraffes into their fold this fall! Zahara was born in September, and her half-brother Akiki was born in October. This is the first time the zoo has had two giraffe calves at the same time. Akiki was fed by hand after his first-time mother couldn't produce enough milk. A few weeks later, the two were deemed old enough and healthy enough to make their grand public debut.

Despite already being taller than most people, the two are still babies, and their time in the public eye is limited each day. But we have this video, which is adorable. Rarely do zoo born giraffes have a playmate of the same age! They will eventually be sent to other zoos with giraffe breeding programs to ensure genetic diversity. -via Digg ā€‹

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