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Giraffe baby cam goes live

Posted by: Gigi Allianic, Communications

Mom Olivia and aunt Tufani give the little calf some tender attention. Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.

At just 1 week old, Woodland Park Zoo’s male baby giraffe has become an overnight sensation, and now, it just gets better. Giraffe fans can get their daily fix of the tallest baby in Seattle through a live 24/7 animal cam, courtesy of Dropcam.

The live cam is installed behind the scenes in the giraffe barn and allows the public to watch the calf nursing, bonding with mom and doing what babies do…sleep. The best viewing times for the live cam are between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. PST.

The baby giraffe was born August 6 to 6-year-old Olivia, a first-time mom. Born at 6 feet tall, he now stands at 6 feet, 4 inches and continues to thrive under the care of his mom. Olivia has been an excellent mom and the baby’s progressing on the mark. He’s playful and is beginning to sample hay, grain and leaves, which you can sometimes view from the cam.

Mom and the baby now have access to the outdoor corral beginning around 11:00 a.m. daily and are given the choice to go off view in the barn as they choose.

Watch some giraffe cam highlights from yesterday morning to see what you'll enjoy when you tune in.

Video: Giraffe cam highlights (recorded, not live).