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Earthcam Shows Baby Giraffe Born at Greenville Zoo!

Greenville Zoo baby giraffe

Greenville, SC – Finally!  After days of watching and waiting and anticipating and fretting… it’s here!!  Greenville Zoo has a new baby giraffe! The little one was born last night.  Autumn, the calf’s mother, did a fantastic job as baby entered the world a little before midnight. At first, she seemed a little hesitant, pushing her nose against it. Like any new mother, Autumn seemed to get startled as soon as the infant tried to move. Speaking from a “human” point of view, I thought the same thing when my babies were born, too; except mine were a little smaller than this one, which weighs approximately 150 healthy pounds.

WARNING: FILM OF BABY GIRAFFE BIRTH – GRAPHIC CONTENT. Not intended for all audiences.

Greenville Zoo baby giraffeSeveral anxiety-filled moments ticked by until the baby made a significant attempt to move; Autumn nudged it with her nose, and then walked away – only to return a few minutes later.  This morning, they seem to be bonding quite nicely!

Still not sure what to think of the new baby, Autumn paces back and forth between stalls, periodically stopping to look over the divider to get a peek at it.  The last couple of hours, the new little one is actually trying to run.  Walter, the baby’s daddy, has looked on inquisitively since the birth.

Keep watching the (Click here) live cam in their stall at the Greenville Zoo!

ALL PHOTO CREDIT: GREENVILLE ZOO

Sheree

About the Author:

Sheree Alderman is a co-Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine covering activities, news and events from eastern North and South Carolina. She interviews music celebrities, sports superstars and well-known public figures which can be found within the Entertainer's Circle. She is also a freelance writer currently working on a book project centered on The 99's - the international organization for women in aviation. She is also a documentary filmmaker and has also created several documentaries centered on historical events of the area. You can follow Sheree on Twitter @BeachCarolina2 or email her at Sheree@www.beachcarolina.com.

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