SWEETEST RAY OF SUNSHINE

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BABY GIRAFFE RAE

Around the world, giraffes are now on the Red List as a vulnerable at-risk species in the wild. At our zoo, giraffes are a sign of hope and delight and a treat for visitors to feed. Little Rae was born last spring, the 199th giraffe born in the zoo's breeding program, the most successful zoo program in the world. Her name came about when animal care managers called her a precious “ray of sunshine.” She's also named after 99-year-old world-traveling animal lover Rae Gamble who has set up an estate gift for the world's giraffe conservation. Gamble has visited the zoo to see her namesake. Today the zoo's giraffe cam is focused on two more mothers-to-be in the zoo's herd of 17.
— Linda Navarro