Here's the latest on "Parker," born this past Saturday to doting mother Betty Lou at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Parker is a boy and he measured in at 6'8" and 171 lbs. Not quite NBA material at that weight but watch him grow! Parker is the 6th calf born at the zoo since arrival of his sire, Michael, on the scene. Giraffes are the tallest land mammal, and the Masai is the largest subspecies, growing up to 17 feet tall and weighing 2,700 pounds. Parker will on view to the public at a data TBA.
More on the zoo at THIS LINK.