Baby Beau Arrives in Time for World Giraffe Day!

June 21st is World Giraffe Day, and the Philadelphia Zoo's newest addition arrived just in time!

June 21, 2018

There's nothing better than a new baby!

And while we think human babies are ALSO cute, we are, of course, talking about baby giraffes.

On June 19th, we first saw Beau, a newborn giraffe born to mother Stella Giraffe and Father Gus Giraffe at the Philadelphia Zoo the previous Sunday.  We could go on and on and on about how adorable this thing is, but we think a visual would do the job just as nicely.

What's astounding is that little Beau arrived just in time for the public to meet him for World Giraffe Day!

World Giraffe Day is every June 21st, and serves to call attention to the decreasing number of giraffes in the wild.  Through fundraising, education, and support, this holiday, created by The Giraffe Conservation Foundation, is a day to honor the 100,000 giraffes left in the wild and do all we can to keep their numbers from dropping further.

There are so many ways to celebrate today, but a great one is by donating to The Giraffe Conservation Foundation, which you can do HERE.  You can also adopt a giraffe, though...sorry...he gets to stay in the wild even after the adoption goes through.

And, swing by the Philadelphia Zoo to meet Beau, who is impossibly cute and a great reminder of why World Giraffe Day came into existence.  You can get zoo tickets HERE.