Giraffes Spring into Action at Brookfield Zoo
In spite of the cooler temperatures the Midwest has been experiencing, the Chicago Zoological Society's Animal Programs staff is taking advantage of today's warmer weather to allow the giraffes access to the outdoor habitat for the first time this year—a sure sign of spring at Brookfield Zoo. The annual event is always exciting to witness as the giraffes gracefully run around stretching their legs and necks.
Dave, a 5-month-old male, seemed to be the most energetic of the herd as today was his outdoor debut since his birth in November 2012. Other members of the group 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 female. Hasani, a 4-year-old male, has access to the outdoors but is currently separated from the others.