“The first thing that happens to a baby giraffe when it is born is a six foot drop onto the ground – it’s a hard way to start!” The gestation period for a giraffe is between 400 and 460 days. The mother gives birth standing up – the fall breaks the umbilical cord. The calf can stand and run within a few hours.

The tallest baby in the world has just been born at Paignton Zoo in England: a Rothschild's Giraffe calf, standing at nearly six feet tall! The as yet unnamed and unsexed calf was born to mother Janica and father Yoda.

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the effects of Aunts Involvement is always controversial :) Baby giraffes born out in the wild need to be ready to escape predators, which is one of the reasons that the gestation period is so very long. Following its ungraceful entrance to the world, the calf, which spent around 15 months in the womb, lifts its head up moments later as its mother looks down on her newborn. Karen Giraffe Park, Kenya

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After a 15-month gestation period, giraffe mothers give birth while standing or walking. The newborns can be more than six feet tall, and they are able to stand up right after birth. For the first few weeks, the mother will closely guard her baby, until the pair is ready to join the herd, where the young giraffe is cared for by a group of females.

After a 15-month gestation period, giraffe mothers give birth while standing or walking. The newborns can be more than six feet tall, and they are able to stand up right after birth. For the first few weeks, the mother will closely guard her baby, until the pair is ready to join the herd, where the young giraffe is cared for by a group of females.

"Giraffes have a gestation period between 400-460 days...With lions and other predators abound, the world is a dangerous place for baby giraffes when they first come into the world--part of the reason for the long delay." (via mnn.com)

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Giraffes have gestation periods anywhere from 400 to 460 days. Despite being the tallest land animal in the world, the mother gives birth standing

Mom and son: Audrey gave birth at 9.28 p.m. Saturday after about five hours of labor. Giraffes have a 14.5-month gestation period. The Masai is the largest subspecies of giraffe, growing up to 17 feet tall

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Standing at 6’4”, Brevard Zoo’s newest addition is the tallest Masai Giraffe ever born at the facility. After a gestation period lasting more than a year, 14-year-old Milenna gave birth to the male calf early on March 7. The little one is the second Giraffe born at the Florida zoo in under four months. A female, who has yet to be named, was born to Johari on November 29, 2015. Seventeen-year-old Rafiki is the father of both calves.

Standing at Brevard Zoo’s newest addition is the tallest Masai Giraffe ever born at the facility. After a gestation period lasting more than a year, Milenna gave birth to the male calf early on March The little.

Standing at 6’4”, Brevard Zoo’s newest addition is the tallest Masai Giraffe ever born at the facility. After a gestation period lasting more than a year, 14-year-old Milenna gave birth to the male calf early on March 7.  Check out ZooBorns to learn more and see video!  http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2016/03/giraffe-calf-is-tallest-born-at-brevard-zoo.html

Standing at Brevard Zoo’s newest addition is the tallest Masai Giraffe ever born at the facility. After a gestation period lasting more than a year, Milenna gave birth to the male calf early on March The little.

Adorable Rothschild Giraffes welcomed a beautiful Giraffe calf , after about a 15-month gestation period at the Belfast Zoo via Zoo Borns's Facebook Page!

Newborn Rothschild’s Giraffe calf at Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland.

The zoo's own duchess, 6-year-old Rothschild’s giraffe Olivia, is expected to give birth any day now. With a gestation period of 14 to 15 months, Olivia’s window to give birth is pretty wide—it began June 24 and closes August 12, explained Martin Ramirez, a curator at the zoo. Olivia’s belly is pretty big and she’s carrying low so we expect a calf any day.

Here's a look at Olivia's baby bump days before she gave birth at Woodland Park Zoo. Photo: Ryan Hawk, Ryan Hawk For Woodland Park Zoo / ©Ry.

Allwetter Zoo Celebrates Giraffe Arrival After a gestation period of about 15 months, the male arrived weighing 45 kg (99 lbs.) and measuring 1.70 m (5 ½ feet) tall. This is the third calf for mother, Makena. Although he stays close to his mother, the new calf has had difficulty nursing and requires bottle feeds from zoo staff.

Keepers at Allwetter Zoo, in Germany, are excited to share the birth of a Giraffe calf! The boy was born to eight-year-old mother ‘Makena’ on December Photo Credits: Allwetter Zoo After a gestation period of about 15 months, the.

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Standing at Brevard Zoo’s newest addition is the tallest Masai Giraffe ever born at the facility. After a gestation period lasting more than a year, Milenna gave birth to the male calf early on March The little.

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