May 6, 2016
The Farm at Walnut Creek has welcomed a baby giraffe born in January, to mom Lucky and dad George. His name, Washington, was chosen in a contest on Facebook; 13 different people suggested the name, and received free passes for a day and spending credit in the Gift Barn.
Washington stood on all fours within an hour of birth and soon was walking, sitting, standing and nursing properly. Because giraffes give birth standing up, newborns greet the world by dropping as much as six feet from the ground! Seven giraffes live at The Farm at Walnut Creek, in company with more than 750 domestic and exotic animals from six different continents, most roaming freely in the park.