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Giraffe are famous for their elongated necks which allow them to reach the leafy branches of trees on which they depend for food. Masai giraffes are the largest species of giraffe and hail from the central African continent. You can find our herd in the plains exhibit in Africa.
On Friday, February 2, at 4:57 a.m., mom Lizzie gave birth to a baby giraffe. It’s a girl, named Dixie! The calf weighed in at 105 pounds and already stands 5 feet tall. Right now, this adorable new addition is bonding with her mom behind the scenes and won’t be outdoors until temperatures permit later this spring. In the meantime, enjoy this look inside our giraffe barn. While this live feed will be available 24 hours a day, the barn is dark in the evening and overnight, so we suggest tuning in during daytime hours for the best views.
You can help provide the best care and nutrition for our new giraffe calf and the rest of the herd by making a donation to the Kansas City Zoo. Your tax-deductible donation helps us provide top-notch veterinary care, balanced nutrition and stimulating habitats for our 1,700 animals.