Winston, Ore.--- Wildlife Safari has welcomed a new member to the family, a baby giraffe.
Giraffe parents Miya and Mate are celebrating the third giraffe born at the park.
The calf, a girl, was born in the evening hours of Wednesday, May 29th standing five feet, ten inches tall.
Wildlife Safari is planning to announce the name of the new calf soon, and will be able to journey out into the world sooner than her siblings simply because she was born later in the year.
“Giraffes need some warmer weather before venturing out, so most of the calves are kept indoors for a while to ensure they are completely safe,” Van Slyke mentioned, “but with this warmer weather, the new baby will be out much sooner than her siblings, and we encourage everyone to come out and see this newest addition.”
The park will begin offering baby giraffe barn encounters in the coming weeks, and more information on meeting the calf can be found online or by calling the park.
“We encourage people to visit and see which newborns they can spot,” says Jacob Schlueter, the park’s marketing director. “While we’re currently celebrating the birth of giraffe calf number three, spring is the time to visit with all the new animals out here, including an endangered ring-tailed lemur pup and a scimitar horned oryx calf- which are considered extinct in the wild.”
Wildlife Safari is currently in their summer schedule, welcoming guests during open hours from 9am-6pm, with the last vehicle allowed into the drive through at 5pm. Visit wildlifesafari.net for daily activity schedules, events, and more.
Wildlife Safari contributed to this article.