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San Diego Zoo Introduce Latest Addition to Giraffe Herd

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: December 27, 2021 11:01 pm

San Diego Zoo Giraffe Calf

Mawe, a 5 week old giraffe calf is the latest addition to the San Diego Zoo herd

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

San Diego Zoo have introduced the latest addition to their giraffe herd. The now 5 week old calf has been named Mawe.

Mawe is a Swahili word which means 'stones.'

The calf was born to a first time mother Saba. Saba has proven to be a good mother and her and Mawe have now been introduced to all members of the herd.

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Scientists estimate that as few as 100,000 giraffe remain in the wild. Their populations have decreased by as much as 40% over the last 20 years.

Their decline has been accelerated by habitat loss and fragmentation along with poaching.

San Diego Wildlife Alliance have partnered with conservation organizations on large-scale conservation efforts which are hoping to cease the decline of giraffe numbers in the wild.

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

Learn more about the San Diego Zoo on their website – San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Giraffe Calf

Mawe, a 5 week old giraffe calf is the latest addition to the San Diego Zoo herd

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

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