Global Wildlife Center is proud to welcome Nala, our first baby Reticulated Giraffe born this year! Nala was born to her mother, Sara, on Sunday, March 26th at 8:47 pm. Sara, a first time mother, has graciously accepted her new roles of motherhood without trouble. Nala is slowly learning her new surroundings and has taken well to her new 900 acre home!
All of Global Wildlife Center’s giraffes birth naturally on our preserve. Amazingly, the expecting mothers will let our animal care team know when it’s time to birth their young by excluding themselves from their herd. This process of natural birthing in a free roaming environment is much less stressful for the animals, and allows the best outcome for their young. Within minutes of birth the baby will stand and nurse from their mother. This is vital for their survival and an incredible sight to witness!
Our new baby was given the name Nala by Mr. Ken Matherne, founder of Global Wildlife Center. Nala is a name of African origin meaning “beloved”. She will truly be a great addition to our herd! With the birth of Nala, Global Wildlife Center now has a herd of 14 Reticulated giraffes, making it one of the largest free roaming herds in North America.