Colorado Zoo Has Two Mamma Giraffes on Baby Watch [VIDEO]
Two of the females in Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s herd of 17 giraffes are pregnant. The zoo has begun the live-streaming watch for their 200th and 201st giraffe calf. Both are due at the end of April or early May 2018.
Twenty-year-old Muziki (moo-ZEE’-kee) and 10-year-old Laikipia (luh-KEE’-pee-uh) still have a couple of weeks to go before their due dates, but Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has made their public live birth cam available now.
The birth cam can be found at cmzoo.org/birthcam, and it is scheduled to stream 24 hours per day until after the babies arrive. The cam shows the Zoo’s giraffe birthing stall, which has been prepared with about six inches of sand to cushion the fall when the babies are born. Giraffe calves can fall nearly six feet when they’re born.
The stall and camera will mostly be active overnight between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. Mountain time. During daytime hours, our two moms-to-be will typically be with the rest of the herd, until they see signs of the actual birthing process.
Here is the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Giraffe Birth Cam from YouTube: