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Calf Named on World Giraffe Day at Monarto Safari Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: June 21, 2021 11:00 pm

Kamili the giraffe calf in her enclosure at Monarto Safari Park. The calf was born on June 7th and is being cared for by keepers.

Photo Credit: Adrian Mann

As the world celebrates World Giraffe Day on June 21st 2021 Monarto Safari Park announced the name of their latest giraffe calf born on May 7th. The female calf has been named Kamili, meaning perfect in Swahili.

Kamili has been cared for by keepers after they noticed that her mother was showing no interest in feeding her. “Kamili is looking strong and feeding well,” said keeper Vaughan Wilson. “She now has three bottles a day."

Kamili the giraffe calf is cared for by a keeperw at Monarto Safari Park. The calf was born on June 7th and is being cared for by keepers.

Photo Credit: Adrian Mann

“We are hopeful that she can rejoin the herd very soon. We are currently training her to take her feeds from the back of the ute so that she can go out in the main exhibit with the other giraffes and still get her milk.


“The keepers have worked around the clock to care for little Kamili. She really has lived up to her name and been the perfect calf, chugging away at her milk and growing and developing normally,” finished Vaughan.

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World Giraffe Day was founded by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) with funds from the giraffe safari and feed experiences at both sites being donated. The donated funds help to purchase GPS satellite-tracking units called Twiga Trackers. These help to understand the spatial movements and habitat use for giraffes.

The GCF is working to ensure a future for this species which is listed as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). While believed by many to not be threatened the giraffe is facing what's being called the silent extinction with just 68,000 remaining in the wild.

Kamili the giraffe calf in her enclosure at Monarto Safari Park. The calf was born on June 7th and is being cared for by keepers.

Photo Credit: Adrian Mann

Learn more about Giraffe here – Giraffe Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about Monarto Safari Park on their website – Monarto Safari Park

Kamili the giraffe calf in her enclosure at Monarto Safari Park. The calf was born on June 7th and is being cared for by keepers.

Photo Credit: Adrian Mann

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