The Toronto Zoo Has A New Baby Giraffe & Her Cuddles Are Too Much (VIDEO)

Say hello to Toronto's first third-generation giraffe!
Ontario Associate Editor
Toronto Zoo's Baby Giraffe Just Arrived & It Loves The Camera

We could all use a bit of cuteness in our day, and this adorable video from the Toronto Zoo will have you smiling from the start. A new little critter has joined the family, and it's already loving the camera. Say hello to the Toronto Zoo's baby giraffe who was welcomed into the world on Tuesday. 

After weeks of anticipation, the Toronto Zoo finally announced the birth of "baby long legs."

In the early hours of Tuesday, May 12, six-year-old giraffe Mstari welcomed her calf into the world. Both mother and baby are healthy and doing well.

The zoo announced the birth on Wednesday morning over social media, sharing an adorable video of the little giraffe exploring its pen.

In the video, the baby, who has yet to be named, can be seen strolling around its enclosure on its wobbly long legs.

It seems extra excited about the camera and nudges it several times with its nose. 

This is the first offspring for both the mother and father giraffe, who were paired by recommendation of the AZA Masai Giraffe Species Survival Plan (SSP).

According to the zoo's post, Masai giraffes have been labelled Endangered since December 2018, with fewer than 35,000 surviving in the wild.

"This calf represents an important genetic contribution to the North American population," The zoo said in a social media post.

Baby long legs is the 19th giraffe to be born on site since 1980, and it's the very first third-generation Toronto-born giraffe.

The zoo also welcomed some baby wolf pups earlier this month, although the story is a bit of rollercoaster.

An endangered baby tortoise was also welcomed into the Toronto Zoo earlier this May. 

While the Zoo isn't open at the present time, you can still visit all their adorable residents with their live streams and social media posts.

Keep an eye out for more heart-warming footage of this wobbly little giraffe. Welcome to Toronto, baby long legs!

Madeline Forsyth
Ontario Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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