Jacksonville Zoo Sees Baby Boom With Birth Of Giraffe Calf

Jul 8, 2021

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is celebrating yet another birth this year - this one a giraffe.

The zoo says 13-year-old Luna gave birth to a male calf on Friday, July 2.

The little guy - little being a relative term - weighs 165-pounds, stands 6-feet tall, and appears to be in good health.

Visitors should get to see Luna and her calf this Saturday, July 10.

The zoo has experienced quite a baby boom in recent months - welcoming a western lowland gorilla, a critically endangered cotton-top tamarin, a critically endangered pancake tortoise and numerous penguins, spoonbills, herons, and starlings, among others.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.