Perth Zoo welcomes new giraffe calf for the first time since 2012


The new giraffe calf with her mother Kitoto at Perth Zoo.
The new giraffe calf with her mother Kitoto at Perth Zoo.

PERTH Zoo has an adorable new family member after a baby giraffe was born there for the first time since 2012.

The female giraffe calf was born to mother Kitoto and bull Armani at 5.29pm on Wednesday, March 7.

A statement from the zoo said that despite being a first-time mother, Kitoto “did an amazing job”.

“Her labour was textbook, with her mothering instincts kicking in immediately,” the statement said.

Keepers and vets watched the labour via CCTV to cause the least disturbance while Kitoto was in labour.

The calf and her mother are bonding and will be introduced to the enclosure over the coming days.