Everyone's favorite friendly giraffe, Punk, gave birth to her first calf in September 2016. At 16 years old, she was an older mom for her species, and gestation is a whopping 15 months!
With that in mind, the animal and vet staff kept a careful eye on her -- and trained her to voluntarily allow sonograms.
Check out the Abilene Zoo’s Live Giraffe Cam: http://abilenezoo.org/animals-exhibits/giraffe-safari/
About the Abilene Zoo:
Since its founding in 1966, the Abilene Zoo has stood as a place of learning and adventure, where visitors make memories, share the joy of discovery and become inspired to preserve wildlife. Situated on 16 acres in the award-winning Grover Nelson Park, the zoo has more than 1000 animals of 270 species from around the globe. The zoo is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Last admittance is 4 p.m. The zoo is open until 9 p.m. each Thursday all summer, with last admittance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 3-12, $6 for seniors aged 60 and older. Members are admitted free. 325-676-6085. www.abilenezoo.org.