This is Los Angeles Zoo’s newest inhabitant. He’s just 13 days old – but is already almost
6 foot tall. The Masai giraffe has yet to be named by the
zoo. The baby calf’s already at home with the rest
of his herd, running around his enclosure and getting a
little tongue bath from his mum Zainabu. Masai giraffes can grow up to 17 feet tall
– and by his first birthday he’s likely to stand at 10 feet tall. Masai are the largest of the nine subspecies
of giraffe and are mainly found in East Africa. His species are considered ‘under threat’
due to habitat loss, illegal hunting, and disease.