Friday, 31 July, 2015
The Fuerteventura Zoo has the largest group of giraffes in Spain with 15 individuals after yesterday, 30 July, born a baby giraffe yet unnamed.
It has just been a few hours since the announcement of the great festival of baptism to be given on Saturday for naming the last two babies who were born last month at Oasis Park Fuerteventura. We have been advised that the birth of the third baby Giraffe was developped in an excellent way.
The mother of the baby is Bakary, an adult giraffe born in Oasis Park in 2010, bore at the full light of day and in the middle of the African savannah her first child, here is still too early to tell the sex, delivery happened normally, both mother and baby are in perfect condition and is having a positive development.
This is the fifteenth giraffe living in Oasis Park Fuerteventura and this birth the largest group of giraffes that currently exists in Spain. Thus, Fuerteventura visitors will be able to see in the African Savannah, a multi-species enclosure that also houses other animals like Cuvier's gazelle, Scimitar Oryx, or hippos and other animals.
This Saturday is celebrated with a big party that lasts all day which will be held many activities to the public, their christening of the two babies who were born last month at the premises of Savannah took place, this last breeding born today will have to wait a month to meet his baptism.
The gestation period for giraffes is 457 days and usually a baby born in each birth. Births do not require human help. They usually give birth about 45 minutes after breaking waters. Their life expectancy is between 25 and 40 years.