[photo courtesy of Houston Zoo]
We who live in, or around, Houston are blessed to have an incredible zoo to visit. All the animals are amazing and our zoo does a great job of caring for its residents. We have a new resident who joined our zoo this past Friday morning. A baby Masai giraffe who, at its birth, is already taller than I am at 5 1/2 feet and 110 pounds! It's a boy and the zoo keepers have yet to name him. Here is a link to the zoo that has a video clip of this precious little (I mean big) guy. Check it out, I promise it'll make you smile. Heck, for all I know, my expressions may be more of a highlight for Violet than the giraffe itself! I love giraffes and am beyond excited about seeing this guy.
Violet and I haven't been able to go to the zoo yet and I'm so glad, otherwise we would have missed this guy. We're expecting rain for the next few days and so we won't be able to go until later this week. This will work to our favor since they're not letting the little/big guy out with the other giraffes until he's established on a bottle, something he'll drink from for the next six months. I can't wait to go and see the expression on Violet's face when she sees a baby giraffe for the first time.