It’s a girl! The LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Connecticut welcomed a healthy baby Rothschild giraffe into the world last Friday morning.
Petal, a six-year-old endangered Rothschild giraffe, gave birth to the unnamed baby girl giraffe on March 22. Born at just under six feet, the newborn is already taller than most people.
The Zoological Center is a non-profit refuge for rare, threatened, and endangered animals with a focus on breeding species at risk. The center breeds for zoos across the world.