New at the Zoo - Baby animal

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A Giraffe Born at the Zoo - and He's Super Cute to Boot!

New boots? No, new giraffe!   The Fort Worth Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of giraffe calf, Lucchese! He was born on May 7, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 174 pounds. Lucchese’s name was chosen through a naming contest and with nearly 8,000 votes, Lucchese beat out Hickory, Jabali (Swahili for “strong as a rock”), Mwezi (Swahili for “moon”), and Thor. Thank you to all who voted! Lucchese is a reticulated giraffe, referring to the... Read More
at Monday, May 10, 2021

Meet the Biggest Babies in Town

The Fort Worth Zoo is now home to TWO Asian elephant calves! Belle, daughter to Rasha, was born July 7, 2013, and Bowie (boo-ee), son to Bluebonnet, was born Aug. 5, 2013. Bowie’s arrival makes Rasha a grandmother and Belle an aunt – there are now three generations of elephants at the Fort Worth Zoo, which very much mimics how herds are established in the wild. In total, the Zoo is home to seven Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus ): four females and three males. All About Belle ... Read More
Posted by Avery Elander at Friday, August 9, 2013