06 Feb A baby giraffa is born !
November 1, 2017, was born Matombu, thirtieth girafon born in the zoo of La Barben!
This is the first child of Hadiza, a 7 year old female.
As you can see, among giraffes, the farrowing is impressive because it is standing up: the calf undergoes a drop of 2 meters! But it is done without difficulty, and the newborn is standing a few tens of minutes after …
After spending the first days in the shelter and warm of their box, mother and child have now joined the group of giraffes, and you can discover them during your visit, if it is mild enough: the giraffes are indeed animals sensitive to cold, if necessary they stay in their heated building!