Monday, February 29, 2016

Jubilee's the name for this SG50 'baby'

My Paper, Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Page A2, Top Stories
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The Singapore Zoo's baby giraffe, who was born during the year-long SG50 celebrations, has been named Jubilee.
PHOTO: The Singapore Zoo's baby giraffe, who was born during the year-long SG50 celebrations, has been named Jubilee. Today, he is 2.7m tall and is said to have a calm personality.
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My Paper, Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Page A2, Top Stories



The Singapore Zoo's baby giraffe, who was born during the year-long SG50 celebrations, has been named Jubilee.

The male calf, whose birthday falls on 31 August 2015, is the first giraffe born in the zoo in 28 years. His name was picked from a shortlist of six names.

Today, he is 2.7m tall and is said to have a calm personality. Visitors can catch a glimpse of Jubilee in the Wild Africa zone where he lives with his parents.

At a statuesque 1.9 metres on 31 August 2015, he is the tallest SG50 baby, and is a symbol of Singapore soaring to new heights in the years following its Jubilee celebration.

The calf is the first offspring of both mom Roni and dad Growie, which arrived in Singapore Zoo in 2005, from Israel and the Netherlands respectively. The unnamed calf has since grown 40cm, and stands at 2.3 metres on 12 November 2015.

During the calf’s first month, zookeepers kept them separated from the rest of the giraffe herd to allow mother and baby to bond, and to ensure the calf was nursing properly. Keepers also needed time to baby-proof the exhibit as a safety precaution before allowing the calf to explore its new surroundings. Existing barriers had to be modified to ensure the baby can explore the exhibit safely.



TALLEST SG50 BABY SPOTTED IN SINGAPORE ZOO
PHOTO: TALLEST SG50 BABY SPOTTED IN SINGAPORE ZOO
Roni the giraffe bonds with her new male calf, born on 31 August 2015. The baby, the first in 28 years, is the tallest SG50 Jubilee baby (1.9m as on 31 August 2015. 2.3m on 12 November 2015,
2.7m on 24 February 2016) and can now be seen with the rest of the giraffe herd in Singapore Zoo’s Wild Africa zone.
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Gradually, mother and baby were reintroduced to the other two giraffes in the herd—Growie, the father, and Lucy, an unrelated female, which arrived in Singapore together with Roni. The conditioning process took close to three weeks, as keepers wanted to ensure the calf was accepted by the herd. All four are now comfortably sharing the exhibit and can regularly be seen grooming each other to strengthen their bonds.

Aside from the mother’s milk, the calf can now be seen nibbling on leaves and chopped vegetables such as carrots. He now spends his days exploring and running around in the exhibit at the Zoo’s Wild Africa zone. While he’s starting to get used to passing trams and visitors, he will still race back to the safety of mom’s towering presence when faced with something unfamiliar.

The baby giraffe is adopted by GROW growing-up milk from Abbott Laboratories (Singapore) Pte Ltd.



Singapore Zoo’s first giraffe calf in 28 years looks curiously around his exhibit.
PHOTO: Singapore Zoo’s first giraffe calf in 28 years looks curiously around his exhibit. The male calf, born on 31 August 2015, is the first for mom Roni, and dad Growie, which arrived in Singapore Zoo in 2005, from Israel and the Netherlands respectively.
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By mypaper, myp@sph.com.sg, Published on 24 February 2016
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