Caldwell Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of the newest member of our family, Lulu the reticulated giraffe. Lulu was born to mother Cricket and father Marjani on Saturday July 28, 2018 after an approximately 15 month gestation period. Lulu is a baby girl who stands about 6 feet tall and weighed around 150 pounds at birth.
The mother Cricket, is 8 years old and Lulu is her second calf. Cricket came to us from the Denver Zoo in 2011. Her first calf Knox, was born in 2014 and he is now at the Jackson Zoo in Mississippi. Cricket is a great mother who loves to lick Lulu on the head and keeps a watchful eye over her.
Giraffes are listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).