Fans wish a new giraffe calf a happy birthday.
A giraffe was born at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo of Colorado Springs on Monday. The lovely event was shared via a livestream of the park’s indoor giraffe cam.
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Bailey, the proud mother, first showed signs of labor Monday afternoon.
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“After a week of waiting, 8-year-old Bailey was working with her first calf,” the zoo wrote on its Facebook page.
“All the team is here to help with a safe delivery. Our first indication that starting work is the two front legs of the calf emerging from the mother. After that, we should see the calf̵7;s nose / head. ”
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The zoo said the rear nails that eventually came out before the young giraffe made approximately 6 foot drops of 6 inches of sand below in the special sand stall that Bailey moved. Autumn naturally removes the umbilical cord and stimulates the “baby’s first breath,” it shares.
Fortunately, the birth was gone unhindered and “the calf and mother seemed to be working well,” the park wrote.
Those who tuned in for the special event were delighted at the birth, commenting on how “you cute” the latest addition is and congratulating the new mom.
“Bailey will continue to check on his good mother Bailey,” someone wrote.
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“Like a cutie,” another wrote.
“I’m glad Bailey is happy with her son today. I’m on vacation tomorrow and I’m sure I will miss the birth,” wrote an excited fan.
Bailey’s calf will join 16 other retired giraffe’s at the zoo.
“Over the past 30 years, there has been an estimated 50 percent decline in wild giraffe-populated populations. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation estimates that only 15,780 repeated giraffes will remain in the wild,” the zoo shared.
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