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Celebrating the Birth of a Giraffe Calf

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Sac Zoo is thrilled to announce that Shani, a 10-year-old Masai giraffe, gave birth to a female calf during the evening on September 20. Mother and calf are spending time bonding in the zoo’s gi... Read More

Rocket the Giraffe at 11 Weeks Old

Friday, July 1, 2016
At just over 11 weeks old, Rocket the Masai Giraffe is growing fast! At birth he was 163 lbs and 6′ 1″ tall and now he is 362 lbs and 7′ 3″ tall. His healthy appetite is keepin... Read More

Masai Giraffe Calf Explores Exhibit

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Rocket, the Masai Giraffe calf born on April 10, 2016, experienced his first introduction to the giraffe exhibit this morning. Mother and calf will have daily access to the exhibit for an hour or two ... Read More

Giraffe Calf Update & Video

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
At just over two weeks old the male Masai Giraffe Calf, born April 10th is steadily gaining weight and growing taller. He also has a name, Rocket! Zookeepers chose the name based on his playful person... Read More

Masai Giraffe Calf Born

Monday, April 11, 2016
Shani, a six-year-old female Masai Giraffe at the Sacramento Zoo, gave birth to a healthy 163 pound male calf at 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, April 10. Both are spending time bonding in the Zoo’s giraffe ba... Read More