The Cincinnati Zoo is no stranger to baby giraffes. The zoo was the first in the Western Hemisphere to birth a giraffe back in 1889. On September 13, 2016, the zoo welcomed its fifteenth baby giraffe, Zoey, born to five-year-old Jambo and her mate Kimba.
Zoey's name, which means "life," was given to her by zookeepers due to her lively and active nature since birth. At only three days old, Zoey was reunited with her herd to explore Giraffe Ridge. Six-week-old calf Cora and four adult giraffes comprise the herd living at Giraffe Ridge.