Thanks to the warm spring weather finally showing up in Chicago,
yesterday the staff at Brookfield
Zoo let the giraffes play in their outdoor habitat for the
first time this season.
We can't help but smile watching Dave, a 5-month-old male,
stretching his legs and running around. Yesterday was his outdoor
debut since his birth in November 2012 so his excitement is no
Other giraffes seen in the video and photos include Mithra, a
22-year-old female; Franny, a 21-year-old female and her 6-year-old
daughter, Arnieta, who is Dave's mom; and Jasiri, a 7-year-old
The reticulated giraffes at Brookfield Zoo are native to
northeast Kenya, so it is important the staff waits until the
temperature reaches 45-50°F before letting the giraffes in the
Alaina is the digital content editor at Chicago Parent. She lives in Chicago.
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