Cute of the Day: baby giraffes

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Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay recently welcomed two more baby giraffes, bringing the herd to 17! The giraffes joined the rest of the heard on the Serengeti Plain on July 13th. What is neat about giraffes is that it is common for other members of the herd to become involved with the care of newborns. From the press release: A giraffe’s gestation period is approximately 15 months, and the new babies will nurse for about one year.

Busch Gardens welcomes a baby giraffe!

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Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby female reticulated giraffe on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. A giraffe’s gestation period is 15 months, and the mother and baby will be kept out of view for the first three months so they can be watched closely. You can view these amazing animals from the Serengeti Express, the Skyride or on a Serengeti Safari, an open-truck tour during which you can hand-feed reticulated giraffes and get up-close with the other animals on the plain.

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Cute of the Day: All Legs Baby!

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby reticulated giraffe just days ago. The addition brings Busch Gardens’ giraffe population to 15. A giraffe’s gestation period is approximately 15 months, and the new baby will nurse for about one year. The term “reticulated” refers to the giraffe’s net-like pattern of spots. Weighing approximately 147 pounds at birth, the newborn is the calf of mother, Teesa, and father, Sterling.

See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna!

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The area is a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna. Disneynature has made a new film called “African Cats&# , and you can help save their habitat when you see the movie during its opening week (April 22-28,2011)!

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“African Cats” Giveaway!

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During the film’s opening week (April 22-28), a portion of the proceeds from that week’s ticket sales will be donated to AWF through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor, a passage between the Amboseli, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills National Parks that is frequently used by lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the African savanna. Win a copy of African Cats: The Story Behind the Film!

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The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Elephants, whales, hippopotamuses, giraffes, and alligators use low-frequency sounds to communicate over long distances, often miles; and bats, dolphins, whales, frogs, and various rodents use high-frequency sounds to find food, communicate with others, and navigate. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours.