Giraffe Calf Stillborn at Dickerson Park Zoo/Another Giraffe Calf at the Zoo Gets a Name
Over the weekend, another female giraffe went into labor at Dickerson Park Zoo. But unlike last week, when another giraffe at the zoo gave birth to a healthy calf, this time, the calf was stillborn.
19-year-old Gidget went into labor early Saturday. After the calf was stillborn, zoo veterinarians determined it was underdeveloped.
Meanwhile, the giraffe calf that was born last Tuesday has a name. The giraffe, the son of Stretch who died in December, has been named Stretch Jr. The public voted on names on the zoo’s Facebook page.