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Thrilled Times Three

Abilene, Texas – A third baby giraffe was born at the Abilene Zoo shortly after 8 am on Monday, November 9, 2020. This is the seventh baby giraffe born at the Abilene Zoo since 2016. 

The calf weighed in at 124 lbs and 5 ft 6 inches tall and was born to second-time mom, Punk. 

A Gender Reveal Celebration will be held on Friday, November 20 at 11 am on Twigga Terrace. Cake will be served to guests while supplies last and a live video will be shared on social media. 

The female and male giraffe born a few weeks ago have been acclimated to the herd and will be on exhibit starting today. 

About Abilene Zoo 

Abilene Zoo was founded in 1966 as a collaborative partnership between the City of Abilene and the Abilene Zoological Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving wildlife and protecting wild places. Through its passion and expertise in animal care, conservation, and education, the Abilene Zoo’s mission is a place of learning and adventure where people make memories, share in the joy of discovery, and become inspired to save wildlife. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums since 1985, this West Texas Zoo sees 129 school districts from over 51 Texas counties in addition to over a quarter of a million guests each year. To learn more, visit


Please contact the Abilene Zoo at 325.676.6085 for additional information about the facility, including special events and activities for visitors and its ongoing commitment to wildlife conservation and science education.

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