Parc Safari visitors get first look at newborn giraffe
Unnamed baby female first giraffe to be born at park in 23 years
Quebec's Parc Safari is welcoming a tall new addition to its growing brood.
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The yet-to-be-named female baby giraffe was born at the park Sunday night to first-time mom Bonnie.
"It's been going very well," said Francis Lavigne, assistant director of zoology at the park, adding that the baby was feeding from its mother this morning.
"We're keeping an eye on the mother and the baby. We have people here watching over them 24 hours a day to ensure that the baby is eating well and eating often."
It's the first time a giraffe has been born at the park in 23 years.
The baby's father is Molson, a transfer from the Calgary Zoo.
The six-foot-tall newborn got its first glimpse of the public Monday as it took a tour around an enclosure with its mother.
The park is asking visitors to post name suggestions on its Facebook page.
In May, Parc Safari welcomed a litter of wolves, which zoologists with the park took turns feeding at their own homes after they were abandoned by their mother.
Parc Safari is located in Hemmingford, near the Quebec-New York border.