Seattle's #tallestbaby has arrived!

Giraffe gives birth to Seattle’s #tallestbaby

After months of eager anticipation, Woodland Park Zoo is excited to announce 8-year-old giraffe Tufani gave birth Tuesday morning. The calf was born to the first-time mom in the giraffe barn at approximately 4:03 a.m. under the watchful eyes of zookeepers.

As you all have been patiently waiting, we’d like to give you a little update on our newest arrival.  It’s a girl! 

A beautiful, 5’9”, 149 lbs. bundle of joy. She is already bonding with mom and curious about all of the keepers and animal health staff who have been visiting her barn.

Find out more on the zoo blog!

Giraffe Baby Pool Contest – Now Closed

Congratulations to winner Stephanie Rhea!

Nearly 3,000 guesses were submitted which asked participants to accurately guess the birth date and sex of the baby giraffe. The zoo received 61 correct guesses “6.20, female” and after a randomized selection was made, the winner is Stephanie Rhea of Waterville, WA.! Stephanie says she picked the date because that happens to be her birthday too. She will enjoy a special meet and greet with the baby and her keepers later this summer. Congratulations!


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