Cuteness Alert: Baby giraffe is 6′ 2” tall and weighs 176 lbs! Just born at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay FL.

Cuteness Alert: Baby giraffe is 6′ 2” tall and weighs 176 lbs! Just born at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay FL.

A reticulated giraffe’s gestation period is approximately 15 months, and the new baby will nurse for about one year.

Slide show: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/03/baby-giraff-born-at-busch_n_1253275.html#s662232

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22 Responses to Cuteness Alert: Baby giraffe is 6′ 2” tall and weighs 176 lbs! Just born at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay FL.


  1. Oh my my ….. sweetness overload, pass the insulin please 🙂

  2. Rickie B says:


    Yes – the giraffe is one of the many glories of a new Africa – an Africa that was much promoted and relaunched by Janet Jackson. Rsj

  3. Rahul Joshi says:


    Someday, he’ll grow up to become just like Melman 😛

  4. alev uneri says:


    looks a little bit distracted 😉

  5. Rajini Rao says:


    alev uneri , a bit perplexed by all the attention, perhaps? Don’t you love the tuft on his head? 🙂

  6. alev uneri says:


    yesssss, he is adorable

  7. Nandakumar D says:


    Cute yet sad to have the thought that she/he will never know that ancestors once roamed the wild expanse of African Savannah….

  8. Kerri Sharp says:


    They are down the street from me!

  9. Rajini Rao says:


    The article said that mom and baby were in seclusion for the time being, but when they are ready to meet the public, perhaps you can give us an update Kerri Rawson !

  10. Lynda Clark says:


    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Baby!


  11. I hate it when babies are born already taller than me. 🙂

  12. Rajini Rao says:


    That’s awesome, Srikanth Ranganathan ! My 13 yr old and I “awwwed” over him too 🙂


  13. Rajini Rao Love this photo.

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