Talkin' Pets News

May 13, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - David Mizejewski from the National Wildlife Federation will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/13/17 at 5pm EST to discuss NAT GEO WILD'S CELEBRATION OF MOTHER’S DAY AND THE AMAZING MOMS OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM and give away's of the New book "Amazing Moms"

Singer/songwriter Rick Monroe will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/13/17 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away his new EP, Gypsy Soul

 

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens recently welcomed a new addition to the giraffe family, a female calf born Friday, April 8 at 9:40 am in the Bernard Osher Foundation Giraffe Barn. Mother, Barbro, and her calf are in excellent condition. The calf stood up and took her first steps within 30 minutes of birth. She’s already more than six-feet tall! 

“It is such a special time when babies are born at the Zoo,” said Tanya M. Peterson, President of the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. “You can’t help but fall in love with this calf the moment you see her. We are so fortunate to be able to share this exciting news with our community.”

The newest arrival joins six other giraffes in the herd. The calf, not yet named, has a two-year-old sister, Sarah.  Dad, Floyd, has fathered a number of giraffes at the Zoo.

The calf has not yet been on exhibit as new mothers and babies are given privacy to bond. The public will get its first glimpse in the coming days.

Pictures and video were taken when the calf was just five-hours-old.

About the San Francisco Zoo

Established in 1929, the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens connects people to wildlife, inspires caring for nature and advances conservation action. An urban oasis, the Zoo and Gardens are home to more than 2,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species as well as seven distinct gardens full of native and unusual plants. Located at the edge of the Pacific Ocean where the Great Highway meets Sloat Boulevard, the Zoo is open 365 days a year from 10 am to 5 pm (summer hours) and is accessible by San Francisco MUNI "L" Taraval Line.

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