A new baby giraffe was born at the San Francisco Zoo last week, weighing in at 130 pounds and standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, zoo officials said.
Curators say the giraffes simply outgrew their old digs, and buoyed by fundraising efforts that brought in $400,000, the Zoo was able to complete construction on the new barn, which stands 25 ft. high and includes skylights, too.
The Oakland Zoo is welcoming the first female giraffe to be born at the zoo in nearly a decade, zoo officials said.
A giraffe born Friday at Vallejo’s Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has a San Francisco Giants connection after he was named Brandon, after the team’s rookie outfielder Brandon Belt.
judge ordered the graffiti artist Steven Free, known among taggers as Girafa, three years probation and a hefty fine for painting thousands of images of giraffes on public and private property throughout San Jose.