“Watching Gesi step out onto exhibit was the realization of a dream that started over 13 years ago,” says Greg Geise, Binder Park Zoo President and CEO. “What better way to celebrate 10 years of Wild Africa than with a pair of beautiful baby giraffe.”
The baby giraffe will be on exhibit for a few hours each day, which will allow the youngster to become acclimated to the exhibit and allow the community to get a good look at him. Viewing times will be posted at the Zoo daily, but will be subject to change based on the needs of the baby.
A video of Gesi’s birth and some other clips of the first few days of his and his half brother’s life is on display at a special exhibit in Wild Africa, courtesy of Best Buy.
Gesi weighed 137 lbs at birth and stood 6 feet tall. He was standing and nursing within an hour of his birth. Baby number two weighed 116 lbs at birth and stood a bit shorter than his half brother at 5 feet 6 inches.