Baby Giraffe Picture Gallery
A baby giraffe is born after a 15 onth gestation period. Once born they are very vulnerable ans therefore looked after closely in the early weeks by the mother. Over 50% dont make it past 6 months.
Mothers usually give birth to 1 giraffe and there is no specific season for the young. Seeing a baby is therefore luck.
I was luck to see 2 or three. The babies were still being closely protected by the mother. The giraffe pictures below were taken in Etosha Game Park in Namibia.
An adult giraffe followed by its young.
An adult giraffe and its young crossing the road realises that we are there and turns to go in to the shelter of the trees at the side of the road.
A baby giraffe grows in to elegant adults, see their pictures in the giraffe picture gallery