NAY Pyi Taw Safari Zoo’s newest resident is a baby female giraffe, born on Sunday night.
The baby’s mother Tiza (also known as ‘Thesu’) and father Htonchaing arrived at the zoo in January 2011 after being donated by Thai Sawat Company of Thailand.
Htonchaing was seven-and-a-half years old and Tiza was eight when they were transported to Myanmar.
The arrival of the baby giraffe brings the total number of giraffes at the zoo to five. The newborn will be doted on by zookeepers, said a zoo spokesperson.
The gestation period for giraffes is 15 months. An infant giraffe is typically 1.8 metres tall, with adults often reaching five metres in height.
Giraffes inhabitant various parts of Africa, including Kenya, Zambia, Angola and Tanzania and have a typical life span of between 20 and 25 years.