Only One In World: A Very Rare Giraffe Born In Tennessee Zoo


A rare spotless giraffe was born at Brights Zoo in Limestone, Tennessee, on July 31st and is on view at the zoo.

This is the only known spotless giraffe according to zoo officials and the last known example was born at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo.

According to USA Today, the newborn is a reticulated giraffe, an endangered species that was added to The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List in 2018. Zoo officials are hoping the attention paid to the spotless newborn will help conservation efforts.

The international coverage of our patternless baby giraffe has created a much-needed spotlight on giraffe conservation. Wild populations are silently slipping into extinction, with 40% of the wild giraffe population lost in just the last three decades,” Tony Bright, the founder of Brights Zoo said in a press release.

Females can reach 17 feet in height and weigh up to 2,600 pounds. The giraffe in Tennessee is currently 6 feet tall.

SOURCE: Pulse of Radio
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