Virginia Zoo Welcomes ‘Fiesty’ 6-Foot-1 Baby Girl Giraffe

The Virginia Zoo welcomed the first animal born at the zoo in 2021: a baby giraffe!

A newborn Masai giraffe calf arrived on January 11, 2021. Keepers say the baby weighed 148.5 pounds and stood 6’1″ tall at birth.

After a neonatal exam was performed, veterinarians learned the baby is a girl and say she is “healthy and feisty!”

For $5, you can submit a name suggestion for the baby & help support the Zoo’s Act for Wildlife fund.