In the early morning hours of March 22, Petal, a 6-year-old endangered Rothschild giraffe, began labor. At 9:04 am she gave birth to this healthy female calf who was standing and nursing within 30 minutes.
This Rothschild giraffe is classified as endangered with fewer than 670 left in the world.
She’s the first one born at this non-profit sanctuary founded by Marcella Leone
to save endangered animals and their habitats.
Photo Courtesy LEO Zoological Conservation Center