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LouisvilleKY’s gets new New Female Giraffe  

 Louisville, KY., – Meet Kianga — a new 1-year-old female Masai giraffe joins us from the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens in California. Kianga was born November 9, 2016 in Los Angeles and her name means “sunshine” in Swahili.  Kianga is currently on exhibit in rotation with 2-year-old male giraffe Baridi and 21-year-old female giraffe Malaika. ABOUT MASAI GIRAFFE Female giraffes grow to be 16 feet tall and weigh up to 2,600 pounds. The signature long neck has only seven vertebrae, the same as most mammals. To counteract the demands of such a long neck, there are valves in the…


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The Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe to LouisvilleKY

  Louisville, KY.,  – Meet Baridi — A new 1-year-old male Masai giraffe joins us from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Baridi was born in December and his name means frost in Swahili.   Baridi is currently on exhibit inside the giraffe house while he completes the standard 30-day quarantine for all new animals. As he continues to acclimate, there may be times when he is not available for exhibit.   Once his quarantine and acclimation period is complete, Baridi will join 20-year-old Malaika in the giraffe yard outside.   ABOUT MASAI GIRAFFE Male giraffes grow to be 15…