Gulf Breeze Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe Guaranteed To Make You “Aww”

He's located at Gulf Breeze Zoo.

There’s some excitement at the Gulf Breeze Zoo these days because of a new arrival.

Gibson, the young reticulated giraffe, was born just a little over a month ago on Aug. 2.

According to zoo officials, the giraffe stood 5’6″ tall at birth and will continue to grow at a rate of about an inch per day for the next 6 months to a year. They nourish his development with more than 17 pints of specialized milk formula per day along with a generous amount of hay.

Male giraffes can reach 18 feet tall, so while he may be tall now, he certainly has a long way to go.

Both he and his mother can be seen everyday at the zoo between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., so long as the weather’s favorable.

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