Watch now: Third giraffe calf of 2022 born at Lincoln Children’s Zoo | Local

Lincoln Children’s Zoo’s giraffe herd grew again last month.

The zoo announced on Friday that Mario – its first male calf and the third giraffe calf delivered this year – was born on June 23 to Kendy, one of the zoo’s five adult females.






Mario was born 6ft 6in but has since grown 3in.


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Within the first hour of birth, the 6ft 6in newborn was able to stand. He’s grown 3 inches in the past month, and he and his mother are thriving, according to the zoo.

He joins Mosi, born in late January, and Kay, born a month later, and six adults.

The zoo added giraffes in 2019 as part of its $25 million expansion and participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ long-term species survival plan for giraffes, which dictates the allocation of animals to try. to maintain their diverse genetics.

Visitors can meet Mario starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays on his outdoor giraffe bridge.

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