The luck of the Irish was alive over the weekend as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed yet another sweet baby giraffe! Say hello to Patty! Born on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Patty is 5’5 tall and weighs 105 lbs. She is the 3rd giraffe calf to be born at Busch Gardens in the last four months. You can see her and her mother, Bititi, on the Serengeti plain soon!
This birth is part of Busch Gardens’ participation in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The mission of the SSP is to cooperatively manage specific, and typically threatened or endangered, species populations within AZA-accredited facilities. Busch Gardens’ participation helps create genetically diverse, self-sustaining populations to guarantee the long-term future of these animals.
We'll just let these pictures and video speak for themselves.